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Tyrone Mine
Owner: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Description: Tyrone is an open-pit copper mining complex.
Did you know? The Tyrone mine is among the lowest grade ore bodies in the FCX mining portfolio.
Location: Southwestern New Mexico, 10 miles south of the historic mining community of Silver City.
Ores: The Tyrone mine is a porphyry copper deposit. Mineralization is predominantly secondary sulfide consisting of chalcocite with leachable oxide mineralization consisting of chrysocola.
Processes and facilities: Tyrone's copper processing facilities consist of a solution extraction/electrowinning (SX/EW) operation with a maximum capacity of approximately 100 million pounds of copper per year.
Background: Prior to 1860, Native Americans mined turquoise at the site. Freeport-McMoRan Corporation (formerly Phelps Dodge Corporation) acquired mining claims in the area from 1909 to 1916, and began concentrating ore produced from large-scale underground mining in 1916. Operations ended in 1921. The property returned to operation as an open pit in 1967, with copper production from a concentrator. The SX/EW facility was commissioned in 1984. Tyrone’s concentrator suspended operations in 1992 when the property made the transition to SX/EW production. 
P.O. Box 571
Tyrone, NM
USA 88065
Phone:(505) 538-5331
Fax:(505) 338-2021