July 12, 2014 9:53 AM ET

Metals and Mining

Company Overview of Rio Algom Limited

Company Overview

Rio Algom Limited provides mining, exploration, and development services for copper, zinc, molybdenum, gold, and coal in Canada, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. The company’s mining operations include Cerro Colorado copper mine in Chile; Highland Valley copper mine in British Columbia; Antamina copper-zinc mine in Peru; Alumbrera copper-gold mine in Argentina; Polaris zinc-lead mine in the Canadian Arctic; and Bullmoose Coal mine in British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Rio Algom Mines Limited and changed its name to Rio Algom Limited in April 1975. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Toronto, Ontario. Rio Algom Limited operates as a subsidiary of BHP Billiton plc.

120 Adelaide Street West

Suite 2600

Toronto, ON M5H 1W5


Founded in 1960





Key Executives for Rio Algom Limited

Chief Financial Officer
Age: 54
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rio Algom Limited Key Developments

Pele Mountain Enters Into Access Agreement with Rio Algom Limited to Sample Elliot Lake Mine Tailings for Rare Earths

Pele Mountain Resources Inc. announced that Pele has entered into an Access Agreement with Rio Algom Limited, granting Pele the right, at its cost, to access and take samples from one or more of RAL's Elliot Lake, Ontario tailings management areas, to test primarily for rare earths. Both federal and provincial regulators are aware that the sampling of the tailings is being undertaken by Pele, which is bound by a Confidentiality Agreement, and all next steps, if any, will follow all required public consultation and regulatory requirements.

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