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We are one of the world's leading producers of copper concentrate, cathode and continuous cast copper rod.
Copper Concentrate. Copper concentrate is a dry powder that is used as a feedstock for smelters. We supply it to our own smelters and to third party smelters.
Copper Cathode. Copper cathode is used as the raw material input for continuous cast copper rod and for brass mill products.
Continuous Cast Copper Rod.Copper rod is used as feedstock to produce electrical wire, cable and other products. Freeport-McMoRan is the largest manufacturer of continuous-cast copper rod in the world.
Other Copper Products. We produce specialty copper products at our Bayway operations in Elizabeth, New Jersey, including specialty copper alloys in the forms of rod, bar and strip. We also manufacture electrode wire for use in welding steel cans at our Norwich, Connecticut, and El Paso, Texas facilities, and We also produce copper sulfate pentahydrate for use in agriculture and industrial applications at our facility in Sierrita, Arizona.
We are the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and molybdenum-based chemicals.
We also produce gold, primarily from the Grasberg minerals district. Gold is primarily sold as a component of our copper concentrate or in slimes, which are a product of the smelting and refining process.
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Cobalt hydroxide is produced at our Tenke Fungurume mine in Africa. It is further refined into various cobalt chemicals, metal powders and metallic cobalt to satisfy a diverse end market. In metallic form cobalt is used for its wear, corrosion and high temperature characteristics while its chemical uses continue to grow lead by the use of cobalt in Lithium ion batteries that power everything from cell phones to electric vehicles.
How we Mine
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