Rio Tinto mined copper out falls 18% in Q1

Apr 17, 2012 | 04:08 AM |

Rio Tinto’s mined copper output fell by 18% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012 on lower grades at the company’s Kennecott mine in Utah.

Mined copper in the three months to March 31 totalled 119,500 tonnes compared with 146,300 tonnes in the corresponding period last year.
Lower ore grades are expected to continue through the first half of the year at the Kennecott Utah copper mine, the company said. ....

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