Rio Tinto is one of the worlds larger mining and metal processing companies. Headquarters are in London, UK (Rio Tinto plc) and in Melbourne, Australia (Rio Tinto Ltd.).  Rio Tinto operations and projects can be found all over the world. The company is active in Australia, Canada, France, Iceland, USA, New Zealand, Singapore, Serbia, Oman, Brazil, Chile, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mongolia, Mozambique and Namibia. The Rio Tinto company website can be found here. The countries in which Rio Tinto is working can be plotted on the map by choosing cc6 – Rio Tinto HQ and mines in the “Companies on the map” panel.

Mining operations outside the western world include:

Porto Trombetas bauxite mine – Brazil

Minera Escondida Norte copper mine – Chile

Simandou iron ore mine – Guinea

Sangaredi bauxite mine – Guinea

Bunder diamond mine – India

Odisha mines (iron ore) – India

Grasberg copper/gold mine – Indonesia

QIT Madagascar Minerals (ilmenite and zircon)- Madagascar

Oyu Tolgoi copper/gold mine – Mongolia

Mutamba titanium dioxide project – Mozambique

Rössing uranium mine – Namibia