Copper mining and refining

In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2019, a sign for Sonoita stands in the heart of southeastern Arizona where owners of wineries and other small tourism operations worry that the Rosemont Copper Mine proposed to be built in the nearby Santa Rita Mountains could harm their businesses with mining trucks rumbling down scenic state highway 83 that runs past the range. Native American tribes are seeking an injunction to halt work on the copper mine project they say will desecrate burial and other sacred sites in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
May 19, 2019 - 11:17 am
SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes and environmental groups are fighting to stop a Canadian firm from opening a copper mine in southeastern Arizona, arguing it could desecrate sacred, ancestral lands and pollute the air and water. Opponents of the Rosemont Mine say they worry the project...
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December 21, 2018 - 9:41 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has finalized transfer of majority control over giant gold and copper mine from Freeport-McMoRan. President Joko Widodo on Friday announced the landmark deal worth $3.85 billion to take over a 51.2 percent stake in PT Freeport Indonesia from the U.S. company has...
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November 03, 2018 - 5:36 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than a hundred police have fanned out in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua to search for a missing American hiker. Patrick Braxton-Andrew, a 34-year-old Spanish teacher from North Carolina, was last seen six days ago, on Sunday, by personnel at a hotel he was staying at...
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October 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A company founded by a London-based banker signed agreements Friday with the government of Afghanistan to explore for gold and copper in the north of the country. Centar Ltd. said it hopes to begin exploration in two sites next year and would within a year become one of the...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2016 file photo, Martin Vizcarra, who was running for first vice president on the ticket with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, arrives at Kuczynski's home in Lima, Peru. Vizcarra, next in line to become Peru’s next president after President Kuczynski quit the office, has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation’s recent history. An engineer by training, he is to be sworn into office Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
March 23, 2018 - 6:50 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's new president has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation's recent history. Martin Vizcarra is a 55-year-old engineer by training whose four...
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In this July 17, 2017 photo, New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, left, and Larry Gore with the U.S. Forest Service look at survey maps of the Nacimiento Copper Mine near Cuba, N.M., as they discuss tailing piles and contaminated groundwater at the site. Dunn has hired a consultant to review the site and determine what options exist for cleaning up tons of tailings made up of waste from past mining operations. The mine is among many sites in the West that are in need of remediation. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
December 26, 2017 - 3:46 pm
CUBA, N.M. (AP) — For decades, yellow- and white-tinged piles of waste from a defunct copper mine have covered the mountainside at the edge of the quintessential New Mexico village of Cuba — out of sight, out of mind and not nasty enough to warrant the attention of the federal government's...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, left, talks with president-elect Sebastian Pinera, a former president, as Pinera's wife Cecilia Morel stands by in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Pinera’s resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
December 18, 2017 - 5:57 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Investors gave a warm welcome Monday to the easy victory by former President Sebastian Pinera in a presidential runoff election that is swinging Chile back to the right. Chile's IPSA stock index soared and the peso strengthened on Sunday's triumph by the market-favorite...
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November 14, 2017 - 11:54 pm
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed an Indonesian police officer Wednesday in the latest suspected attack by separatists near a giant gold and copper mine in easternmost Papua. Another officer was wounded in the attack on a patrol near the mine owned by Phoenix, Arizona-based Freeport...
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May 12, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has settled a lawsuit over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries. The Environmental Protection Agency settled the long-running case Friday with the Pebble Limited...
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