Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A Canadian mining company said it has agreed to buy an Arizona copper mine and its related railroad for $650 million.

Vancouver-based Capstone Mining Corp. is expected to complete the buy of BHP Billiton's Pinto Valley Mine in the second half of this year, as it looks to expand into a midsize copper producer.

Capstone CEO Darren Pylot said in a press released that the mine will give the company its third producing mine.

Unloading the mine means BHP has sold off $5 billion in assets over the past year.

The deal is subject to regulatory approval.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.