trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/jSjTfrgsu0MvLqPHIvTgNg2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *

* Required

In This List

Rio Tinto, Minmetals to hunt for copper, zinc, lead via Chinese exploration JV

Mining Exploration Insights: Dip in gold drilling weighs on results

Mining Exploration Insights: Is the exploration sector back on recovery?

State of the Market: Mining Q2-2019

Metals & Mining

Global Mining Industry Outlook - What Are the Expectations?

Rio Tinto, Minmetals to hunt for copper, zinc, lead via Chinese exploration JV

Rio Tinto will search for copper, zinc and lead deposits in four regions in China as part of its 50/50 exploration venture with China Minmetals Corp., Reuters reported Oct. 11, citing a Rio Tinto spokesperson.

Following a technical collaboration agreement in November 2017, the companies signed a formal agreement for the joint venture in June 2018. At the time, they did not give details on which minerals and regions they were targeting.

The joint venture will focus on exploring major mineral belts in the Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia and in the Yunnan and Heilongjiang provinces, the report said.

Rio Tinto is hoping that the Southern Gobi copper-gold belt in Mongolia, which hosts its Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, extends into Inner Mongolia in China, a mining industry source told the newswire.

Rio Tinto will welcome additional exploration partnerships in the country, the report said, citing John Kilroe, the company's exploration director for Australasia.