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Rio Tinto to invest $300m in Zim gem mine expansion

By: Barnabas Thondhlana Anglo-Australian resources group’s Zimbabwe unit has announced plans to invest $300-million in an expansion programme at the Murowa diamond mine. 

Daily podcast – February 4, 2010

By: Shannon de Ryhove Rand Uranium will invest R3,5-billion on a new uranium processing plant; and Rio Tinto is positive about its Murowa diamond operation in Zimbabwe. 

Rio Tinto urges Zimbabwe to follow SA example in wealth redistribution

By: Matthew Hill One of the world's biggest mining firms, Rio Tinto, has added its voice to a chorus of caution calling on the Zimbabwean government to reconsider plans to force all foreign companies to cede majority stakes to locals. 

Gold-miner produces 6 344 oz in second quarter

By: Barnabas Thondhlana RioZim second-quarter gold output rose to 6 334 oz, almost 1 000 oz up from the 5 498 oz during the first quarter, the company reports. 

Rio Tinto to spend 'at least' $15m on exploration in Africa in 2007

By: Martin Creamer Diversified mining major Rio Tinto plans to conclude its order-of-magnitude study at Chapudi in South Africa by second quarter of this year.?Exploration head Eric Finlayson reports that Rio Tinto has completed the resource delineation drilling for the study. 

Rio in exploration and development deal with AfroCentric

Black economic-empowered investment company AfroCentric and resources giant Rio Tinto on Tuesday completed a strategic cooperation agreement covering exploration and mining-related opportunities in Southern Africa, a regulatory notice to JSE shareholders said. 


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