Rio Tinto Has 'Multiple Options' for Diamond BusinessAugust 16, 12
Speaking with reporters, Elliott said “The diamonds sector looks interesting and healthy certainly as you look into the medium- and longer-term, in view of the low levels of supply and continuing strong demand.”
The mining giant is looking to divest from less profitable divisions, including its aluminum operations.
He did not disclose who the possible buyers are, or what other options the firm has if some – or none – of the assets are sold.
Harry Winston, which holds a 40 percent stake in Diavik, has a right of first refusal to buy
Elliott said that while over the years there have been occasional discussions about uniting Diavik and Ekati, "there are certainly no such current discussions.”