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Rio Tinto
Losses Deepen at Rio Tinto’s Diamond Unit
Weak rough demand and a devaluation of assets pushed Rio Tinto’s diamond division further into the red in the first half of the year, the miner reported Wednesday.The unit recorded a net loss of $40 million...
Mining Jul 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Output Slides in First Half
Diamond production at Rio Tinto dropped 7% year on year in the first half of 2020 as the miner recovered lower-grade ore at its Diavik mine in Canada.The company’s share of production at the Argyle and Diavik mines came to 7.7...
Mining Jul 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Dominion Diavik mine
Dominion Sues Rio Tinto over Handling of Diavik
Dominion Diamond Mines has sued joint-venture partner Rio Tinto, alleging that the mining giant breached the agreement by failing to control costs at the Diavik deposit in Canada.Rio Tinto operated the mine significantly over...
Mining Jun 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Dominion
Dominion to Sell Assets in Bid to Avoid Bankruptcy
Dominion Diamond Mines has agreed to an asset sale that would allow it to resume mining operations and avoid bankruptcy.The deal, which is subject to court approval, would provide an affiliate of the Washington Companies — which purchased Dominion...
Mining May 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Dominion
Court Orders Release of Dominion’s Diamonds
A Canadian court has ordered the Rio Tinto subsidiary that manages the Diavik mine to release inventory belonging to Dominion Diamond Mines it had been holding as a guarantee for missed payments.Diavik Diamond Mines (DDMI) has...
Mining May 11, 2020 Rapaport News
Dominion insolvency
Dominion Insolvency ‘Puts Diavik Mine at Risk’
A subsidiary of Rio Tinto has voiced concern over the continuity of the Diavik mine after its joint-venture partner in the project was granted protection from creditors. The insolvency order obtained in late April by Dominion...
Mining May 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Dominion
Dominion Asks for More Time to Repay Debts
Dominion Diamond Mines has requested an extension to the insolvency protection it was awarded last week, stating that it needs more time to restructure its finances or find new investment.The miner asked the Alberta Court of the...
Mining Apr 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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Dominion Files for Insolvency Protection
Dominion Diamond Mines has filed for and received insolvency protection, a month after suspending operations at its Ekati deposit in Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic.The company was granted protection from its creditors under...
Mining Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Miners
Heavy Debt Looms over Mining Shutdown
A number of diamond-mining companies that have halted production during the COVID-19 crisis will find it difficult to resume operations amid their struggles with debt, analysts have predicted.The warning comes after several miners announced...
Mining Apr 23, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Stands By Production Forecast
Rio Tinto has maintained its diamond-production outlook for 2020 despite market shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.The miner expects to produce between 12 million to 14 million carats from its Argyle mine in Australia and its...
Mining Apr 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Govt. Allows Mining at Argyle to Continue
Mining at Rio Tinto’s Argyle deposit in Australia is proceeding as usual, despite a lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.The company has received full approval from the Western Australian state government to continue its production operations prior...
Mining Apr 06, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Argyle pinks
Rio Tinto Diamond Revenue Drops in 2019
Revenue from Rio Tinto’s diamond division slid 11% to $619 million in 2019 as prices for rough diamonds weakened, the miner reported Wednesday. The diamond unit recorded a net loss of $21 million, compared with...
Mining Feb 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto Argyle mine
Rio Tinto Lowers Outlook as Argyle Closure Looms
Rio Tinto expects a decline in diamond production in 2020 as it reduces output at its Argyle mine in Australia, which is set to close in the fourth quarter.The company will produce between 12 million and 14 million carats for the year,...
Mining Jan 19, 2020 Rapaport News
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Rio Tinto Seeks Majority Stake in Canada Site
Rio Tinto wants to buy a 60% stake in the Star-Orion South diamond exploration site in Canada for CAD 70.5million ($53.3 million), according to project owner Star Diamond Corp. In 2017, Rio Tinto entered into a joint-venture...
Mining Nov 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Output Falls Amid Lower Grades
Lower mining grades and reduced ore availability contributedto a drop in Rio Tinto’s third-quarter diamond production, the company reportedWednesday. Output at its wholly owned Argyle mine in Australiafell 7% year on year, yielding 3.6 million carats...
Mining Oct 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Incurs Loss in Diamond Division
Weak rough prices pushed Rio Tinto’s diamond unit into thered in the first half of the year, the miner reported Thursday. The division recorded a net loss of $5 million for the sixmonths ending June...
Mining Aug 01, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rio Tinto Output Falls in 1H
Diamond production at Rio Tinto dropped 10% year on year inthe first half of 2019, as the miner recovered lower-grade ore at its Argylemine in Australia. The company’s share of production at the Argyle and Diavik mines came...
Mining Jul 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Diamond Production Falls
Diamond production at Rio Tinto dropped 18% year on year inthe first quarter of 2019, as the miner recovered lower-grade ore at its twodeposits. Production came to 3.8 million carats for the three monthsending March 31,...
Mining Apr 16, 2019 Rapaport News
DEF
DEF Debuts Scholarships for Canadian Industry
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched its firsteducational grants for young people in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT). “Creating education and employment opportunities for youthwho live in areas where natural diamonds are...
Mining Apr 14, 2019 Rapaport News
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Canada’s Ice Road Opens for Milestone Year
February is a crucial time for Canada’s diamond mines.Located in the most remote region of the country’s frozen Northwest Territories(NWT), Rio Tinto, Dominion Diamond Mines and De Beers have a two-month windowto connect their mining operations...
Mining Feb 07, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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