I don’t believe you have any idea of the scope of MUX `situation’, nor do you know what means they may use, if needed, to overcome their `situation’, (If they have a `situation’).
Evidently you are choosing to ignore the projected copper supply deficit that will be present in two/three years. Additionally you are ignoring present needs in/for normal maintenance/infrastructure/expansion in for example, India, China and the US.
Your lack of research – Yes we can call it a deficiency – on the Los Azules Project is quite evident.
MUX did not sell Los Azules earlier because `prospective buyers’ were not willing, at that time, to pay the price MUX had set. Perhaps they thought as you do, “Mux needs the money, I’ll get this for next to nothing.” Change your assumptions, `next to nothing’ is not part of the equation.
MUX News Release – June 10, 2013
“As a result of our lower capital requirements, the rationale for selling Los Azules has effectively been eliminated. As a result, Los Azules has been removed from the sale process, which began in January. Los Azules is a significant copper deposit that we believe will command a better price in the future.”