Rio pays for Guinea grades

RIO Tinto’s directors are visiting the Pilbara this week ahead of the company’s annual meeting in Perth on Thursday. The Metal Detective wonders if in future years the pre-AGM jaunt will shift to Africa as Rio looks to build its $US13 billion ($A11.9 billion) ‘duplicate Pilbara’ in Guinea. The Metal Detective by Stephen Bell

The West African jungle is an unlikely tour itinerary for Rio’s 14-member board, but one it may need to book eventually given the company’s determination to make a go of its troublesome Simandou