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Rio Tinto plc (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) announced that it will be selling 168 limited edition pink diamond ingots created by the Perth Mint in honor of the opening of its Argyle diamond mine. The ingots are valued at AU$4,880 and will be sold worldwide.

Rio Tinto plc (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) announced that it will be selling 168 limited edition pink diamond ingots created by the Perth Mint in honor of the opening of its Argyle diamond mine. The ingots are valued at AU$4,880 and will be sold worldwide.

As quoted in the press release:

Argyle’s pink diamonds were formed more than a billion years ago deep below the earth’s surface under the ancient boab trees in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. To symbolise their origin, the ingot depicts a boab tree embedded with six Argyle pink diamonds. Each ingot is individually numbered.

Kim Truter, managing director of Argyle, commented:

We are delighted to partner with The Perth Mint on the exclusive release of this distinctive investment piece. It is a beautiful symbol of the unique Argyle story and the recent milestone commencement of underground mining” said Kim Truter, managing director of the Argyle Diamond Mine.

Click here to read the full Rio Tinto plc (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) press release.

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