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Wednesday
Jun272012

Rio Tinto Appoints New MD of the Argyle Diamond Mine

Rio Tinto Diamonds appointed Kim Truter as managing director of the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia, effective from July 1.

Truter, an experienced mining executive, has held a number of senior roles within Rio Tinto, most recently as president and COO of the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada.

"I am delighted with Kim’s appointment and his extensive experience will be invaluable in leading the future development of the Argyle Diamond Mine," said Rio Tinto Diamonds managing director Bruce Cox. 

Truter, who was instrumental in leading the development of underground mining at the Diavik Diamond Mine, said, "The Argyle Diamond Mine is an iconic Australian operation and it plays an important role in Rio Tinto’s global diamonds business. I am looking forward to working with the team at such an exciting time in Argyle’s growth and development.”

The 100-percent owned Argyle Diamond Mine is located in Western Australia. It is the largest producer of colored diamonds and the only consistent producer of rare pink diamonds.

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