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  • Redhawk Provides Update on Copper Creek Joint Venture 2016-05-25

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Redhawk Resources, Inc. ("Redhawk" or the "Company") (TSX:RDK)(FRANKFURT:QF7) is pleased to provide an update on the Copper Creek joint venture with Anglo American (the "Joint Venture").

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    Phoenix-based firm cuts stake in North America’s biggest copper mine

Safford Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    Description: Safford is Freeport-McMoRan's newest open-pit copper mining complex with the first copper production occurring in late 2007. Did you know? The Safford mine is a zero-discharge facility and one of the most environmentally advanced copper mines ever built. Ores: The Safford mine consists of two copper deposits that have oxide mineralization overlaying primary copper sulfide mineralization. The predominant oxide copper minerals are chrysocolla and copper-bearing iron oxides with the predominant copper sulfide material being chalcopyrite. Processes and facilities: The property is a mine-for-leach project and produces copper cathodes. The operation consists of two open pits feeding a crushing facility. The crushed ore is delivered to a single leach pad by a series of overland and portable conveyors. Leach solutions feed an SX/EW facility with a capacity of 240 million pounds of copper per year. Background: Construction on the Safford mine began in mid-2006. Full production started in 2008. Currently, the Safford mine is producing at approximately 75% of capacity.

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  • Congo miner challenges Freeport sale of Tenke mine in international court 2016-10-19
    Democratic Republic of Congo state miner Gecamines has challenged Freeport McMoRan Inc's sale of its majority stake in the Tenke copper mine at the International Court of Arbitration in Paris, Gecamines said on Wednesday. Gecamines Secretary-general Deogratias Ngele told Reuters that Gecamines had asserted a right of first offer following Freeport's agreement in May to sell its 56% stake in Tenke, one of the world's largest copper mines, to China Molybdenum for $2.65-billion.
  • Freeport’s Congo mine sale faces more objections from Gecamines 2016-09-23
    Gecamines, the State-owned miner in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said any decision by Lundin Mining to also withdraw from the Tenke Fungurume copper mine could present another obstacle to Freeport McMoRan’s proposed sale of its stake in the project. By exiting at the same time and transferring full ownership of the project to new parties without securing Gecamines’ approval, Lundin and Freeport would be further violating the state-owned miner’s rights, Chairman Albert Yuma said by e-mail Friday. Gecamines must be permitted to match the offers for the stake, or it could stop any deal going through, he said.
  • Congo State miner submits offer for Freeport's Tenke copper project 2016-09-07
    Democratic Republic of Congo's State mining company Gecamines has submitted an offer to buy Freeport McMoRan's majority stake in the Tenke copper project, Gecamines' interim director-general Jacques Kamenga told Reuters on Wednesday. Freeport agreed in May to sell its 56% stake in Tenke, one of the world's largest copper mines, to China Molybdenum for $2.65-billion.
  • Lundin granted extension to decide on Tenke Fungurume buyout 2016-07-20
    Canadian base metals company Lundin Mining has been granted an extension to September 15 to decide if it wants to make an offer to buy Freeport McMoRan’s stake in TF Holdings, which owns 80% of the Tenke Fungurume copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Freeport holds a 70% stake in TF Holdings, with Lundin owning the balance.
  • Freeport may be hiding value of Congo Tenke mine sale – minister 2016-05-13
    Democratic Republic of Congo's mines minister said on Friday that he suspects Freeport-McMoRan is hiding the true value of the sale of its majority stake in the Tenke copper project and should pay taxes on the deal. Freeport, which agreed to sell its 56% stake to China Molybdenum (CMOC) on Monday for $2.65-billion in cash, said it had observed the tax laws. Congolese government officials say they were not informed in advance of the sale.

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