Original article by Paul Garvey
The Australian – Page: 18 : 19-Nov-18
The mining sector’s interest in the Paterson Range region of Western Australia has increased in the wake of speculation of a major copper find by Rio Tinto. Although Rio Tinto has yet to comment, it has established a mining camp in the region and taken up a number of exploration leases. WA Mines Minister Bill Johnston says he has had no talks with Rio Tinto with regard to its presence in the Paterson Range. Fortescue Metals Group, Metalicity and Carawine Resources are among the companies to have acquired mining leases in the region in the wake of the Rio Tinto speculation.
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF MINES, INDUSTRY REGULATION AND SAFETY, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, METALICITY LIMTED – ASX MCT, CARAWINE RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX CWX, INDEPENDENCE GROUP NL – ASX IGO, ENCOUNTER RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX ENR, ASSOCIATION OF MINING AND EXPLORATION COMPANIES, SOLGOLD PLC, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, NEWCREST MINING LIMITED – ASX NCM, WEST WITS MINING LIMITED – ASX WWI