I'm long and have held WPX off and on for 4-5 years.
But to hedge have written covered calls on half of my current position.
On native copper, I have fond memories of prospecting on the slag heaps of abandoned mines in the Keweenaw peninsula with my late father. Have a lot of nice samples. Good hobby for a chemist.
As a chemist with a lot of group 7 experience (a former student is coinventor on the old Fritzberg patent from Utah see http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/27/1/111.full.pdf) I'm interested in your technical take if you have time and are so inclined. I'm long on this equity since the IPO, and have averaged down since.