It's been a long time coming for Turquoise Hill (NYSE:TRQ) and Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) concerning their stake in the massive Oyu Tolgoi, as they have finally come to an agreement with the Mongolian government to move ahead with its development of the next phase of the mine, which is to expand the major underground portion of the resource, which at this time, is estimated to account for approximately 80 percent of the mineral value of the mine.
Major sticking points which led to the differences have been resolved, including cost overruns and taxes.
that behind them, the next areas to approve and make transparent will
be an underground feasibility study and project financing. There is
little to suggest there will be a problem in those areas, so it appears
Turquoise Hill should fairly quickly be able to move operations forward.