- Year Founded: 1873
- Key Founding Individuals: Several European and British investors
- Key People: Jan du Plessis – Chairman, Jean-Sèbastien Jacques – Chief Executive, Christopher Lynch – Chief Financial Officer
- Mined Resources:Diamonds, coal, uranium, copper, iron ore, bauxite and aluminium
- Australia, Canada, Africa, South America, Asia and North Americaa
Rio Tinto Mining Company is a top global mining company. It is known as one of the largest metals and mining corporations in the world. Rio Tinto has undergone several mergers and acquisitions through the years, and has become established as one of the main players in several commodities including diamonds, coal, uranium, copper, iron ore, bauxite and aluminium. Although the company is mainly focused on extracting minerals, it also has major operations in refining iron ore and bauxite. Rio Tinto also owns and manages companies that offer the required infrastructure to provide logistics like ships, railways and ports. Mining operations include several underground mines, open pit mines, refineries, smelters, mills, hydropower facilities and power stations. Comprehensive operations, marketing and technology expertise, and a global presence enable Rio Tinto to supply top quality products at the right time. Company head offices are located in London and Melbourne and operations are on four continents in countries that include Canada, Guinea and China. Rio Tinto is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.