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Jadar Is an Exceptional Project

:: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Jadar Is an Exceptional Project
Serbia’s Jadar Valley is home to a high-quality deposit of lithium—a metal that’s critical to the global transition to a more sustainable and clean energy future. Learn more about our Jadar project in this story from CorD about Marijanti Babić, country head.

Meet the Finlaysons: Rio’s lithium star and her gold guru brother

:: Friday, September 1, 2023
Meet the Finlaysons: Rio’s lithium star and her gold guru brother
A feature from Financial Review about Marnie Finlayson, Managing Director of Battery Materials at Rio Tinto and her brother Raleigh Finlayson, managing director at Genesis Minerals Limited.

Rio Tinto in Partnership with Midland Begins a First Exploration Program

:: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Rio Tinto in Partnership with Midland Begins a First Exploration Program
Midland Exploration Inc. is pleased to announce the start of a first exploration program for lithium mineralization on its Mythril area and Galinée projects, operated by Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. The Mythril Regional (Chisaayuu, Corvette and Mythril East) and Galinée projects are under an option to joint venture agreement. The projects are located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region close to Patriot Battery Metals Inc.’s Corvette project and immediately east of Winsome Resources Ltd.’s Adina project, respectively.

Lithium Joint Venture with Aterian in Rwanda

:: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Lithium Joint Venture with Aterian in Rwanda
Aterian announces that it has signed a definitive Earn-In Investment and Joint Venture Agreement with Rio Tinto and Kinunga Mining for the exploration and development of lithium and by-products at its HCK Joint Venture project holding in the Republic of Rwanda.

Ancestral ceremony inaugurates new airstrip at Rincon

:: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Ancestral ceremony inaugurates new airstrip at Rincon
In a united atmosphere, Rio Tinto colleagues, members of the surrounding communities, and contract partners gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new airstrip—a significant milestone for our Rincon project.

Azimut and Rio Tinto Sign Agreements

:: Monday, July 10, 2023
Azimut and Rio Tinto Sign Agreements
Azimut Exploration Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of two Option to Joint Venture Agreements with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. for its wholly-owned Corvet and Kaanaayaa lithium properties.

Transformation in Mining

:: Friday, July 7, 2023
Transformation in Mining
By Sinead Kaufman, Chief Executive, Minerals, an extract from her speech at the 26th World Mining Congress in Queensland, Australia, June 2023.

The 26th World Mining Congress

:: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
The 26th World Mining Congress
Sinead Kaufman, chief executive of minerals at Rio Tinto, spoke at The 26th World Mining Congress held Brisbane, Australia. Read her speech.

Midland Options to Rio Tinto an Interest in Several Highly Prospective Lithium Properties

:: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Midland Options to Rio Tinto an Interest in Several Highly Prospective Lithium Properties
Midland Exploration Inc. is pleased to announce the execution of a new option agreement with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. for several projects in the James Bay region showing strong lithium potential. The agreement encompasses 10 properties totalling 2,009 claims and covering a surface area of more than 1,000 square kilometres. These properties include: Mythril-Corvette, Mythril-East, Mythril-Chisaayuu, Galinee, Moria, Shire, Komo, Warp, Sulu, and Picard.

Rincon team attends Arminera

:: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Rincon team attends Arminera
Rio Tinto was present for the first time at Arminera in Argentina.
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