MINER'S RIGHT

BHP gives Rio's Simandou project a tick

It has taken exactly 25 years for Rio Tinto's part-owned, potentially giant Simandou iron ore mine in Guinea to get the seal of approval, albeit from an unlikely source, arch-rival BHP.

Tim Treadgold
BHP gives Rio's Simandou project a tick

Until last week doubts lingered about Simandou, a project with roots that date back to 1997 when Rio Tinto was granted its first exploration licence covering four blocks of the Simandou mountains 670km...

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