Rio Tinto Plots Path Towards 2023 Production At Winu

Rio Tinto has lodged an environmental approval request with the Australian Government for the Winu copper project in Western Australia, a key step in its plan to be in production at the site by 2023.

The mining giant forwarded its action plan to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to develop a single open-cut pit mine, run-of-mine pad and haul roads to service the mine.

It also intends to build appropriate waste rock dumps and topsoil stockpiles, on top of a mixed use tailings storage facility and water supply borefield.

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