JAKARTA, March 21 Freeport McMoRan Inc's
Indonesian unit has resumed production of copper concentrate at
its giant Grasberg mine, a spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday,
ending a more than one-month stoppage.
"We have begun to resume operations in stages," Freeport
Indonesia spokesman Riza Pratama said, confirming that copper
concentrate production had resumed on Tuesday.
Freeport stopped producing copper concentrate on Feb. 11
after Indonesia prevented it from exporting the material used to
make refined copper, and its sole domestic buyer halted
operations due to a strike.
(Reporting by Wilda Asmarini; Writing by Fergus Jensen; Editing
by Richard Pullin)