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Freeport’s massive Grasberg copper-gold mine strikers call for Moffett

A strike paralyzing production at Freeport Indonesia’s Grasberg mine, one of the world’s largest sources of copper and gold, will extend into a second week after talks broke down between the company and workers, a union official said on Friday.

The union, which represents 8,000 workers who have been on strike since Monday, asked U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX.N) to send Chairman James Moffett to the remote Indonesian mine to negotiate.