Phase: Execution
Country: Mongolia
Owner/Operator(s): Rio Tinto PLC Turquoise Hill Resources
Categories: Copper Mines Gold Mines
Type: Underground Mine
Updated: 02 Aug 2013

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Turquoise Hill Provides Update On Oyu Tolgoi, Project Financing And Financial And Production Guidance For 2014

SOURCE: Turquoise Hill Resources | 16 December 2013

Turquoise Hill Resources today provided an update on Oyu Tolgoi, project financing and financial and production guidance for 2014.

Rio Tinto Agrees To Provide Financing Package To Turquoise Hill

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 08 August 2013

Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill Resources (Turquoise Hill) have signed an agreement under which Rio Tinto will provide Turquoise Hill with a financing package to enable it to fund the continuing development of the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia and, if necessary, to refinance its existing indebtedness to Rio Tinto by the end of the year.

Development Of Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Delayed

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 29 July 2013

Rio Tinto has been notified by the Government of Mongolia that the terms of the project financing provisionally secured for the underground development of Oyu Tolgoi will need to be approved by the Mongolian Parliament.

Oyu Tolgoi Begins Shipping Copper Concentrate To Customers

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 09 July 2013

Oyu Tolgoi has started shipping copper concentrate to customers from its copper and gold mine in Mongolia.

Oyu Tolgoi Produces First Concentrate

SOURCE: Turquoise Hill Resources | 31 January 2013

Turquoise Hill Resources today announced that Oyu Tolgoi has produced its first copper-gold concentrate. This comes following the processing of first ore through the concentrator in early January 2013.

Power Supply Deal Agreed For Oyu Tolgoi

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 05 November 2012

Oyu Tolgoi has signed a binding agreement with a Chinese power company for the supply of electricity to the nearly-completed copper and gold mine in Mongolia.

Rio Tinto Acquires Shares In Ivanhoe Mines

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 30 July 2012

Rio Tinto acquired 133,571,192 common shares under Ivanhoe’s rights offering at a total cost of US$934,998,344 or US$7.00 per share. The purchase represents approximately 51 per cent of the common shares offered under the rights offering. The rights offering, which closed today, was fully subscribed.

Rio Tinto Executive: No Interest In Ivanhoe Assets Other Than Oyu Tolgoi

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 17 April 2012

Rio Tinto PLC plans to keep hold of the prized Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project in Mongolia but has no interest in the other assets owned by Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., the head of Rio's copper division told Dow Jones Newswires Tuesday.

Ivanhoe Executive: Oyu Tolgoi On Track To Start Commercial Operations In 1st Half 2013

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 21 March 2012

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.'s US$6 billion Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia is on track to commence commercial production in the first half of 2013, a senior executive said Wednesday.

Ivanhoe Australia Begins Producing Copper, Gold In Australia

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 08 March 2012

The Australian arm of billionaire Robert Friedland's Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. said Thursday it has produced its first copper and gold from its processing facilities in northwestern Queensland state.

Rio Tinto Moves To A Majority Stake In Ivanhoe Mines

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 24 January 2012

Rio Tinto has taken a majority stake in Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, having purchased shares that take its interest to 51 per cent.

Fire Out At Mongolia Oyu Tolgoi; No Injuries, Project On Track

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 10 January 2012

Oyu Tolgoi LLC, the developer of Mongolia's largest copper-gold project, said Monday that a fire that broke out at the mine's emulsion plant Sunday has been extinguished and won't result in any construction delays.

Rio Tinto Wins Against Ivanhoe Mines' Poison Pill

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 13 December 2011

Rio Tinto PLC has been successful in its challenge of certain provisions in a poison pill defense adopted by Canadian mining concern Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., following a ruling Tuesday by an independent arbitrator.

Ivanhoe Mines To Build New Oyu Tolgoi Power Plant By 2017

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 09 December 2011

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd will need to build a new power plant by the summer of 2017 as part of its agreement with the Mongolian government to develop the country's massive Oyu Tolgoi copper-and-gold deposit.

Ivanhoe CEO Says Confident Power For Oyu Tolgoi Will Be On Time

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 01 December 2011

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. remains confident power from China for its massive copper and gold mine being developed in neighboring Mongolia will be delivered on schedule, the company's chief executive said Thursday.

Mongolia, Ivanhoe, Rio Tinto Commit To Oyu Tolgoi Post Talks

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 06 October 2011

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto PLC, Canada-based Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and the Mongolia government have reaffirmed their commitment to keep to the original terms of the investment agreement to develop the massive Mongolian Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper project.

Rio Tinto: Willing To Talk To Mongolia Government About Oyu Tolgoi Pact

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 25 September 2011

Diversified miner Rio Tinto PLC will respond to any request from the Mongolian government to discuss the investment agreement for the massive Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper project but doesn't expect the 2009 pactto be altered.

Ivanhoe: No Talks With Mongolia On Changes To Oyu Tolgoi Pact

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 20 September 2011

Canada-listed Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, the majority owner of the massive Mongolian Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project, said Tuesday there have been no talks with the Mongolian government to change the terms of the 2009 investment agreement.

Rio Copper CEO: Kennecott Expansion Seen At $2 Billion To $3 Billion

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 20 September 2011

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto PLC estimates that it will cost $2 billion to $3 billion to expand its Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine according to plan, the head of the company's copper division said Tuesday.

Rio Tinto Plans To Sell 'A Lot' Of Oyu Tolgoi Output To China

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 16 September 2011

Rio Tinto PLC plans to sell "a lot" of the output from the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project in Mongolia to China, and is in discussions with smelters in China, Rio Tinto's U.S. Copper Chief Financial Officer said Friday at an industry event.

Ivanhoe's Oyu Tolgoi Mine Construction Ahead Of Schedule

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 03 August 2011

Construction of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia is moving ahead of schedule and under budget, and will take advantage of strong prices for both commodities, the chief executive of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. said Wednesday.

Ivanhoe CEO: Construction At Oyu Tolgoi 'Ahead Of Schedule'

SOURCE: Dow Jones | 07 June 2011

Construction of the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia is well ahead of schedule and revenue from byproducts will substantially offset the cost of production, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Robert Friedland said Tuesday.

Ivanhoe: Mongolia Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Project Has Silver Too

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 03 March 2011

The massive, undeveloped Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia also contains substantial amounts of silver, the project's majority owner Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. said Thursday.

Mongolia's PM Says Oyu Tolgoi Ownership Change Would Need Government OK

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 23 February 2011

Any change to an existing partnership for the Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia between the government, Rio Tinto Ltd. and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. would government approval, Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold said Wednesday.

Ivanhoe Approves $2.3 Billion Budget For Oyu Tolgoi Complex In 2011

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 13 December 2010

Canada-based Ivanhoe Mines Ltd said Monday it approved a $2.3 billion construction budget for Mongolia's massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold complex in 2011.

Rio Tinto To Take Direct Management Of Oyu Tolgoi Project In Mongolia

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 08 December 2010

Rio Tinto PLC, the mining giant, and Ivanhoe Mines have signed a new agreement under which Rio Tinto will assume direct management of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia and provide a comprehensive financial package to Ivanhoe Mines that is expected to help secure the development of the project approximately six months ahead of schedule in late 2012.

Rio Tinto CEO: Want More Involvement In Oyu Tolgoi, Not Less

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 26 November 2010

Rio Tinto PLC said Friday it wants more involvement in the Mongolian Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project.

Rio Tinto: Oyu Tolgoi 2011 Capex May Be More Than $1 Billion

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 24 November 2010

More than $1 billion is likely to be spent on the massive Mongolian Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project in 2011, a senior executive on the project said Wednesday.

AMEC Awarded Oyu Tolgoi Mining Deal In Mongolia; Fee Undisclosed

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 16 November 2010

AMEC PLC, an international engineering and project management company, Tuesday announced it has been commissioned for an undisclosed fee by Oyu Tolgoi LLC to undertake the feasibility study for Lift 1 of the underground Hugo North block cave operation of its copper and gold mining project in Mongolia.

Ivanhoe Issues Counter Claim Against Rio In Arbitration

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 27 October 2010

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. late Tuesday announced a counter-claim as part of its defense in an ongoing arbitration process with Rio Tinto PLC over Rio's investment in the Canada-based miner.

Rio-Ivanhoe Tensions Could Disrupt Oyu Tolgoi's Development -Ivanhoe

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 19 October 2010

Disagreements between representatives of Rio Tinto PLC and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. tasked with developing Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine could disrupt development of the mine, according to a regulatory filing.

Copper Mines Unable To Support Demand Growth At Current Rates - Rio Tinto

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 13 October 2010

Planned copper mining projects will be unable to support demand growth at current rates and could see the market for mined copper in deficit for most of the next decade, Rio Tinto Ltd. said Tuesday.

Rio Tinto Increases Stake In Ivanhoe Mines

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 13 September 2010

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto PLC said Monday it increased its stake in Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., a Vancouver-based miner developing one of the world's largest new gold-copper mines in Mongolia.

Rio Tinto Tips Spending Growth As Profits Rebound

SOURCE: Dow Jones Newswires | 05 August 2010

Rio Tinto Ltd. reported Thursday that its first-half net profit more than tripled from a year earlier as commodity prices improved and announced that it will invest US$12 billion on capital spending over the next 18 months to improve the company's position in the iron ore market.

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