Guinea/Liberia: mining projects
Is Liberia the solution to Rio Tinto and Chinalco's Simandou iron ore challenge?
Not wanting to have infrastructure costs cut into the profitability of their Guinean iron ore deposit Simandou, Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and China's Chinalco are in talks to sell the site's first output to steel giant ArcelorMittal. [...]
Rio Tinto, Beijing, Steinmetz, Friedland: Conakry in talks with all and sundry to reboot iron ore sector
Highly costly, remote and often the object of an international dispute or arbitration, iron ore projects in Guinea have been struggling in recent years. The Conakry authorities are working hard to turn the situation around, especially to develop Simandou and [. [...]
Robert Friedland wants to power up Mount Nimba iron ore
The difficult negotiations between Canadian mining magnate Robert Friedland's High Power Exploration (HPX) and the Guinean state for control of the Nimba iron ore project is only a small part of its US parent company I-Pulse's African strategy. [...]