Rio Tinto said that it and Chinalco would continue to work with the government of Guinea to realise the value of the deposit.
Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) has announced that a non-binding heads of agreement signed between it and Chinalco in 2016 over the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea has lapsed.
As quoted in the press release:
Rio Tinto and Chinalco, who respectively own 45.05 per cent and 39.95 per cent of Simandou, will continue to work with the Government of Guinea to explore other options to realise value from the world-class Simandou iron ore deposit
The government of Guinea owns the remaining 15 percent of the project.