Rio Tinto Minerals declares force majeure on sodium borates

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Monday, 31 January 2011

Mining recently resumed at Boron; flooding limited access and disrupted operations

Leading borates producer Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) has declared force majeure on sales of sodium borate grades owing to disruption in mining at Boron, California, after it was hit by heavy rain storms in late December 2010.

Gary Goldberg, chief executive officer of RTM, told IM: “We declared force majeure on our...

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