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Freeport-McMoRan said to eye Arizona copper smelter

New York-listed Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is in talks to buy the Hayden copper smelter in Arizona, US from American Smelting and Refining Company (Asarco), the US-based subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, according to reports.

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Freeport-McMoran linked to Hayden smelter

FCX executives had recently visited Ascaro's Hayden site to appraise the operation, Bloomberg quoted unnamed people familiar with the matter as saying.