Freeport-McMoRan Mining News

Copper price drop prompts expansion rethink at top producer

Freeport-McMoRan CEO Richard Adkerson says reduced spending on large-scale projects will add to the impending supply gap on global copper markets.

Indonesia targets closure of Freeport deal in December — official

State-owned miner Inalum said the $3.85 billion deal is still subject to the issue of environmental recommendations and a special mining permit (IUPK) by the Indonesian government.

Freeport CEO open to all options, even sale, after Grasberg

Richard Adkerson says any strategic move is now possible, including acquisitions, partnerships, or even a sale of the entire company.

Freeport, Rio formally yield control of giant Grasberg mine to Indonesia

Agreements give a majority stake in the giant Grasberg copper and gold mine to a local state-owned firm, becoming the country’s biggest divestment by a foreign resources company.

Copper supply woes on show with No. 2 mine output to halve

Production at Grasberg in Indonesia will fall by more than half next year as its giant pits transition to underground operations.

Nevsun passes on Lundin’s $1.4 billion fresh takeover bid

The base metals producer said that, while it has not yet received a formal offer from Lundin, the bid announced Monday the bid ignores the fundamental value of the company and its assets.

Rio Tinto sells $3.5bn stake in Grasberg mine to Indonesian state miner

The world’s No.2 miner is selling its 40% in the giant Grasberg mine, the world’s second largest copper operation, to Indonesia’s state mining company PT Inalum.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

Trump trade war blows up big week for mining majors

A week choc-a-bloc with billion dollar copper, iron ore and cobalt deals ends with huge drop in prices and sell-off in stocks of mining's biggest names.

Nevsun extends life of its Bisha mine in Eritrea until the end of 2022

Decision gives 18 months more than planned to the operation, which would result in additional production of 470 million pounds of zinc and 52 million pounds of copper during that period.

Giant mine spewing waste for decades turns into battleground

Every year, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. dumps tens of millions of tons of mining waste into the Ajkwa River system in Indonesia. The company has been doing it for decades, and is demanding the right to keep at it for decades to come.

Freeport’s Grasberg jujitsu move will pay off

There’s a well-thumbed playbook for how deals involving gold mines in the remote jungles of Indonesia are meant to turn out.

Rio Tinto about to offload stake in Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion

Company confirmed is in talks to sell its stake in the world’s second largest copper mine to Indonesia’s Inalum.

Nevsun shares soar as it rejects $1.2-billion bid from Lundin, Euro Sun

Nevsun, who declined the offer for the fourth time, said the proposal undervalued its Timok copper-gold project in Serbia and that junior Euro Sun was “not an attractive partner”.

Grasberg hardball scores an own goal for Indonesia: Gadfly

The most drawn-out deal in the global mining industry looks set for another round.

Freeport profit misses on lower-than-expected copper sales

The Phoenix, Arizona-based copper miner reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as red metal sales missed the company's forecast.

Indonesia's Inalum expects to line up Freeport sale bank financing soon

Indonesia's state mining holding company expects to reach an agreement soon on bank financing to buy a controlling stake in the local unit of Freeport McMoran Inc.

The world's top 10 largest gold mining companies – 2017

Rough year shuffles ranks of global gold mining giants as Freeport makes a comeback – 2018 forecasts point to another tumultuous year.

Rio Tinto talks loom as a lifeline for Freeport in Indonesia

When it comes to finally reaching a deal to secure Freeport-McMoRan Inc.’s long-term right to keep mining in Indonesia, the ball appears to be firmly in Rio Tinto Group’s court.

Freeport profit pops higher; miner makes progress in Indonesia

The world's second-largest copper miner by production also said talks with Indonesia re Grasberg were advancing.

Indonesia sets framework for Freeport to yield control of Grasberg mine

Indonesia state-owned holding Asahan Aluminum, or Inalum, would grab a 41.64% stake in the local unit of Freeport, which increases its current ownership in it to 51%.

Indonesia, Freeport said to near new deal for Grasberg mine

Under the new deal, Inalum will seek to acquire London-based Rio Tinto Group’s joint venture interest in Grasberg by March.

Indonesia's Freeport-Rio plan masks longer-term issues: Russell

Proposed three-way deal between the Indonesian government, Rio Tinto and Freeport to clean up ownership of Grasberg 'ignores the wider picture'.

Indonesia to grab Rio Tinto stake in Grasberg mine

After pumping billions into the Indonesian mine for almost 25 years, Rio might be able to see a decent return as the country’s government plans to acquire the miner’s 40% stake in the coveted operation.

Freeport Indonesia shuts main supply route to mine after shooting

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has temporarily shut the main supply route to its Papua mine after a shooting incident.