Rio Tinto ships first Oyu Tolgoi copper

Jul 09, 2013 | 02:26 PM | Shivani Singh

Tags  Rio Tinto, copper, copper concentrate, Oyu Tolgoi, copper shipments, Shivani Singh

SINGAPORE — Rio Tinto shipped the first copper concentrate from its $6.2-billion Oyu Tolgoi Mine in South Gobi, Mongolia, July 9.

"Constructing a mine of this scale is a fantastic achievement, but watching Mongolian concentrate leaving the gates is the moment we have all been working towards," Oyu Tolgoi LLC chief executive officer Cameron McRae said in a statement. "Today is a big first step in moving from a world-class construction project to a world-class copper business."....

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