Rio Tinto’s Mongolian Gold Mine

- 2012-10-22T08:30:51Z

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Rio Tinto Group, which owns 51 percent of Oyu Tolgoi mine operator Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., has rejected a renewed request by the Mongolian government to renegotiate a 2009 deal over the $6.2 billion mine.

Left, a sign warns motorists to beware of herds of camels commonly seen in the desert near Oyu Tolgoi.