Rio Tinto approves $1.6 bln for new iron ore mine

- August 30th, 2010

Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) has approved $1.6 billion to expand its Hopes Downs iron ore mine project in Australia.

Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) has approved $1.6 billion to expand its Hopes Downs iron ore mine project in Australia.

The press release is quoted as saying:

The new open-cut mine will have an annual capacity of 15 million tonnes of high-quality iron ore, with first production anticipated in 2013.

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