Rio’s copper output up on Bingham, Oyu Tolgoi

Jan 16, 2014 | 11:59 AM |

Tags  Rio Tinto, copper, Kennecott Utah Copper, Oyu Tolgoi, Bingham Canyon Mine, Escondida Mine, Chile, Mongolia Utah

SHANGHAI — Rio Tinto Plc’s copper output rose in the final quarter of 2013 due in part to continued recovery at its Bingham Canyon Mine and a ramp-up at the Oyu Tolgoi Mine.

The London-based mining company’s mined copper production totaled 172,800 tonnes in the quarter, up 5 percent from a year earlier and up 6 percent from the prior quarter. Refined copper output was down 6 percent at 81,000 tonnes but up 18.6 percent from the previous quarter.....

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