Rio Tinto places RBM rutile, zircon, processing on care and maintenance

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Friday, 22 February 2013

Rio Tinto posts $3bn loss in 2012 as the company's chloride slag is brought offline; Sam Walsh pledges “unrelenting focus”

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto’s Fer et Titane (RTFT) division is placing its South African Richard Bay Minerals (RBM) zircon and rutile processing operations on care and maintenance, and taking its Quebec chloride slag production facility offline.

The move comes “in response to weak demand and to reduce operating...

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