| Freeport-McMoRan is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a mining company. Co. operates assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and Co. is a publicly traded copper producer. Co.'s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, a copper and gold deposit; and mining operations in North America and South America, including the Morenci minerals district in Arizona and the Cerro Verde operation in Peru. Co.'s reportable segments include the Morenci, Cerro Verde and Grasberg (Indonesia mining) copper mines, the Rod and Refining operations, and Atlantic Copper Smelting and Refining. |
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