Rio Tinto's new Simandou reality

IT has been a long time since the richly controversial Simandou iron ore project in Guinea has made it into the exploration and evaluation section of a Rio Tinto quarterly report, writes Barry FitzGerald.

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The Simandou iron ore project in Guinea

But there it was, albeit briefly, in Rio's December quarterly report, released on Tuesday:

"We expect to complete the first phase of the technical optimisation work on the infrastructure components in