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Tyrone Copper Mine
Tyrone is a porphyry open-pit copper mine and processing facility located in
southwestern New Mexico, 10 miles south
of the historic mining community of
The mine is among the lowest grade ore bodies in the Freeport-McMoRan mining portfolio. Tyrone produces all copper by the SX/EW method.
Prior to 1860, Indians mined turquoise at the site. Phelps Dodge acquired mining claims in the area from 1909 to 1916, and began concentrating ore produced from large- scale underground mining in 1916. Operations ended in 1921. The property returned to operation as an open pit in 1967, with copper production from a concentrator. The SX/EW plant was commissioned in 1984. Tyrone’s concentrator suspended operations in 1992 when the property made the transition to 100% SX/EW production. Freeport-McMoRan Copper
& Gold acquired the Tyrone mine in a 2007 merger with Phelps Dodge. Source: FCX.com.
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
FCX is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., (FMCG, NYSE: FCX) often called simply Freeport, is the world's lowest-cost copper producer and one of the world's largest producers of gold. It was formerly based in New Orleans, Louisiana but moved its headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona, after acquiring copper producer Phelps Dodge in 2007. In addition to Phelps Dodge, its subsidiaries include PT Freeport Indonesia, PT Irja Eastern Minerals and Atlantic Copper, S.A. Freeport is the largest publicly traded copper and molybdenum producer in the world.