Freeport-McMoRan Mining News

Flash floods hit Freeport Indonesia's mining operations

Flash floods have left one worker missing and caused extensive damage to a power plant at the miner's operations in the eastern-most province of Papua.

Indonesia closer to mining deal with Freeport, but hurdles remain

Some issues still need to be resolved before the U.S. miner gets a new operating permit for its huge copper mine.

Peru hit by nationwide mining strike; govt says situation ‘under control’

The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

Indonesia seeks meeting with Freeport CEO to end copper mine dispute

Indonesia says it will invite the head of mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc to Jakarta this month to try to settle a festering dispute over a new deal to operate the world's second-largest copper mine.

Freeport Indonesia says giant copper mine running as normal despite strike

Company says Grasberg copper mine is running as normal

Freeport Indonesia workers to extend strike for a month – union

Thousands of mine workers at the Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc will extend their strike for another month to protest against layoffs, a union official said on Wednesday.

Freeport shares off to the races on Grasberg update

World's top listed copper miner cuts production outlook for the year, but impact of dispute with Jakarta more contained than thought.

Freeport, Indonesia work out initial Grasberg exports deal

The Indonesian unit is now in the process of obtaining a full export permit.

Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine resumes normal operations

The news follows the end of a historically long 43-day strike at BHP Billiton’s Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine in neighbouring Chile.

Jakarta: Freeport could lose Grasberg control within 2 years

State holding company ready to take 51% stake says Indonesian deputy mines minister as dispute over ownership of iconic copper-gold mine intensifies.

Copper price falls on Grasberg production resumption

Freeport restarts supply to domestic smelter in Indonesia, but the copper concentrate export ban at iconic mine remains in place.

Workers at Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine to go on indefinite strike

Around 1,300 unionized miners plan to start an indefinite stoppage at Peru's largest copper mine beginning March 24.

Chinese data, strikes bring copper price back to boil

China releases scorching industry output growth, fixed investment numbers for January-February. Third attempt to restart talks at giant Chile mine fails.

Copper supply disruptions push prices up

Disputes at BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine in Chile, the world's biggest copper mine, and Freeport’s Grasberg and Cerro Verde mines, are also having a significant effect on global supplies of concentrate.

Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru hit by strike

The mine produced just under 500,000 tonnes of the red metal last year, making it Peru's largest copper operation.

Copper price falls to 8-week low

Strike at Freeport's giant Peru mine takes offline world's three biggest mines, but worries about demand drops copper after huge jump in warehouse stocks.

Copper price jumps on Grasberg grind, Escondida escalation

Freeport sees "fundamental shift" at iconic mine as Indonesian spat gets heated and dispute at giant Escondida copper mine in floods-hit Chile turns ugly.

Copper price turns higher again – Grasberg gashed

Top listed copper producer Freeport says negotiations with Indonesia going nowhere – will slash production at iconic mine by 60%.

Striking workers at BHP’s Escondida mine accept Gov’t mediation

The meeting is not a return to mediation but an attempt to agree to return to the negotiating table, the union said.

Freeport halts Grasberg mine, begins sending workers home

The firm has not been able to ship copper from the mine in over a month due to a ban on concentrate exports that kicked in on January 12.

Freeport may curb Indonesia operations if Grasberg deal delayed further

Miner says that each month of delay in obtaining approval to export means production would be reduced by 70 million pounds of copper and 70,000 ounces of gold.

Freeport, Indonesia work out Grasberg deal

US copper giant to be given temporary exemption under new mining rules to resume copper exports from Grasberg mine.

Hedge funds have never been this bullish about copper price

Chile closes ports servicing some of the world's biggest copper mines due to rough seas while Escondida strike looms.

Freeport may resume copper exports from Indonesia in ‘a day or two’ — authorities

Government is considering to extend the miner a temporary permit, valid for up to six months, which would pave the way for Freeport to resume exports from Grasberg.

Report: Freeport can ride out Grasberg storm

Indonesia's concentrate export ban, new ownership rules and licence conversion worry investors in Arizona copper giant.