Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lots of action for Freeport in southern Arizona

There's been lots of local news from Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold recently.    An article in the business section of the Arizona Republic last week offers a nice recap, including:
  • plans to restart a concentrator at the Morenci mine, beginning in April, and rehire 100 workers 
  • ramp up the restart of the Miami mine and bring on up to another 200 workers in addition to the 30 already recalled
  • decide whether to resume mining at the closed Twin Buttes mine or use it to store waste rock from the nearby Sierrita mine.    Freeport bought the Twin Buttes mine in December for $200 million [right, Google Earth view of Twin Buttes in the center].

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