ASARCO

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ASARCO, Inc. is a major producer of copper and other metals. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, it is a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, a Mexican mining and railroad company.

ASARCO's products include copper, bismuth, bismuth selenide, antimony, arsenic, arsenic selenide, cadmium sulfide, cadmium telluride, copper selenide, lead, lead telluride, selenium, sulfur, tellurium, zinc, litharge, test lead, bismuth oxide, silver, and gold.

Founded in 1899 as the American Smelting and Refining Company, it officially changed its name to ASARCO Incorporated in 1975. A hundred years after its founding, in 1999, it was bought by Grupo Mexico, which itself began as ASARCO's 49%-owned Mexican subsidiary in 1965.

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