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Rio Tinto first-quarter iron ore output drops

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Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto posted a fall in first-quarter iron ore production on Tuesday, blaming bad weather over western Australia. 

Image provided by by Rio Tinto in September 2009 shows a reclaimer working in the Yandicoogina stockyard and loading a conveyor with high grade iron ore in Western Australia's Pilbara region

January-March output of 66.4 million tonnes of ore was below most forecasts and six percent, or four million tonnes, down on the last three months of 2013.

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