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2008-10-08 18:00:30

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Drilling, Inc. today announced the appointment of Robert M. Wohleber to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Wohleber also has been appointed to serve on the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Wohleber, age 57, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kerr-McGee Corporation, a global oil and gas company, from 1999 until 2006. From 1986 until 1999, he held various positions at Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., including...

2008-10-07 09:00:48

McMoRan Exploration Co. (NYSE: MMR) today reported on the status of its operations following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, which impacted Gulf of Mexico operations prior to making landfall on the coasts of Louisiana and Texas on September 1, 2008 and September 13, 2008, respectively. Following these events, McMoRan completed initial assessments of the McMoRan-operated structures and received reports from third-party operators on certain properties, including Flatrock at South Marsh Island Block...

2008-10-06 15:00:28

THE CHAIR of the Super Fund Board, David May, boasts that the fund invests responsibly and upholds New Zealand's reputation as a good global citizen. It is impossible to reconcile this claim with the Super Fund investments in the US Corporation, Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold and its joint venture partner, Rio Tinto Inc. The four-decade operation of the Freeport McMoran open pit copper and gold mine in Indonesian-controlled West Papua has caused untold suffering to the local people...

2008-09-25 12:00:32

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today declares the following quarterly cash dividends payable on November 1, 2008 to holders of record as of October 15, 2008: -- $0.50 per share of FCX's Common Stock (NYSE: FCX). -- $1.6875 per share of FCX's 6 3/4% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (NYSE: FCXprM). -- $13.75 per share of FCX's 5 1/2% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock. FCX is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix,...

2008-09-15 09:00:35

Airport in Papua, Indonesia, resumes operation after bomb blast JAKARTA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian international airport in Timika of Papua province was back to normal operation under a tight security after a bomb explosion on Sunday night near the airport, a paper reported Monday. On Monday morning, a Garuda Indonesia flight from Bali landed at the airport at 6:30 a.m. local time at the Moses Kilangin International Airport in Timika. The police boosted security checks at...

2008-09-12 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Jakarta: A small mortar shell exploded Thursday [11 September] near a US copper and gold mine operated by Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. in the most eastern Indonesian province Papua, but no casualties were reported, local police and a company source said Friday. Papua Police Chief Bagus Eko Danto told Kyodo News from the provincial capital Jayapura the explosion occurred near the mining area of P.T. Freeport...

2008-09-10 09:00:34

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that a small scale failure encompassing approximately 75,000 tonnes of material occurred at the Grasberg open pit operated by its 90.6% owned subsidiary PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI). There were no injuries or property damage. PT-FI's mining and milling activities are continuing normally but access to the high grade section of "7 South" will be restricted until remediation activities are completed and safe access to this...

2008-09-10 00:00:19

By Nick Clark The Norwegian government has launched an unprecedented attack on the UK mining giant Rio Tinto, selling a 500m holding in the company after accusing it of "grossly unethical conduct" relating to environmental damage. The Norwegian Ministry of Finance released a statement yesterday, saying it had "decided to exclude the company Rio Tinto from the Government Pension Fund - Global, due to a risk of contributing to severe environmental damage". The government has blocked its...

2008-08-11 15:01:04

Coro Mining Corporation ("Coro", or the "Company") (TSX: COP) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Area Wide Option Agreement ("the Agreement") with Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corp. ("Freeport") for the exploration, and if warranted, the further development of the Company's Talca Belt properties, located in Central Chile. The Properties total approximately 42,300 hectares of claims grouped into 14 Prospect Areas and are 100% owned by Coro; they were staked in 2007 on the basis...

2008-08-11 15:00:46

Environmentalists say the refusal of the U.S. Senate to rewrite the nation's mining regulations is putting the Colorado River at risk of pollution. Revisions of the mining laws addressing the pollution risk to rivers passed the U.S. House this year but has languished in the Senate, and that has worried those who fear a jump in new mining claims for uranium, gold and other metals will mean more run-off, the Arizona Republic reported Monday. "The Colorado River is the lifeblood of the...


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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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