Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, and its Bagdad operations account for roughly 20 percent of its North American copper production. The Company operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. It has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is also the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas producer.
In 2015, copper production at Bagdad amounted to 210 million pounds.
As of March 31, 2016, copper production amounted to 48 million pounds and over 780 people were employed here.
Bagdad Operations Fast Facts
- Bagdad is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex about 100 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, in Yavapai County
- The available mining fleet is capable of moving more than 20,000 metric tons per day of material
- In 2014, Bagdad Mine’s direct and indirect economic impact on Arizona totaled $277.0 Million
- To learn about the various sustainable development programs in Bagdad, click here
- While at Freeport-McMoRan’s Bagdad site you will see the following:
- A 75,000 metric tons per day (mtd) concentrator that produces copper and molybdenum concentrates
- One of the largest, continuously operating solution extraction/electrowinning plants that can produce up to 25 million pounds of copper per year from solution generated by low grade stockpile leaching
- A pressure leach plant to process molybdenum concentrates