Freeport Mining News

Teck to name partner in Chilean copper project in December

Canada’s largest diversified miner is also studying a Phase 3 for Quebrada Blanca, which would double the mine’s capacity to 600,000 tonnes of copper a year from the 300,000 it’s expected to achieve once Phase 2 is completed.

Rio Tinto wants a piece of Teck’s copper project in Chile

Canada’s largest diversified miner has been looking for a development partner for the $4.8-billion extension of Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile.

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.

Mining and metals markets crater as copper price enters bear market

Investors found no solace in traditional safe haven gold with the precious metal setting a one-and-a-half year low.

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.

Indonesia close to acquiring Freeport's Grasberg copper mine

Indonesian minister says majority stake purchase of iconic mine seen valued at $3.5 billion to $4 billion.

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.

Distraction or disaster? Freeport’s giant Indonesian mine haunted by audit report

As follow-up to the audit, the environment minister issued two decrees that gave Freeport six months to overhaul management of its mine waste at Grasberg.

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”.

Freeport says no plans to sell Congo cobalt asset as buyers circle

Freeport is looking at other options for the asset, including possibly a joint venture to develop the large cobalt project.

Copper, iron ore price jump sparks rally in mining stocks

Top listed copper producer Freeport jumped 7.4% and with Vale – up 6% – was among the NYSE's top 10 most actively traded stocks.

Freeport says Grasberg stake to fall to 29% – shares dumped

Investors ignore positive third quarter results to focus on lack of meaningful progress in talks with Indonesia over future of giant Grasberg mine.

Rio Tinto wants out of Grasberg now

New report says Rio talking to Indonesian groups to sell interest in giant copper, gold mine – Freeport still at loggerheads with Jakarta about stake sale.

Copper, iron ore price drops bring mayhem to mining stocks

Is the industrial metals and steelmaking raw materials rally at en end?

Copper price rallies after Grasberg violence

Copper above $3.00 after former workers torch dozens of buildings, vehicles at Freeport's Indonesia operations blocking access to world number two 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".

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’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.

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 drops despite outages at world's biggest mines

Strike at Escondida, export ban and smelter problems at Grasberg and community clashes at Las Bambas.