Indeed, it is. We’re in for a rude awakening. The average rate of discovery for copper deposits has fallen dramatically in the last decade.
The problem? We’ll need many more deposits to respond to demand…
Why is that? Copper has been fundamental to electrification so far due to its many characteristics, yet its weight as a market seems poised to grow substantially.
Many challenges remain to ramp up.
Long term we believe that copper and lithium will overtake iron to eventually be top 3 with oil.
Where do you see copper going?
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Copper as a conductor of electricity, is used in generators and motors for electrical wiring and in electronic goods. It conducts heat well, so it is used in motor vehicle radiators and HVAC, and it is also used for water pipes due to its corrosion resistance and malleability. A mobile phone has ~15g of copper and recently it has been replacing aluminium in computer chips.
Keen to dig deeper? Here are some resources for you:
- International Copper Association
- Copper Alliance
- Copper by Geoscience Australia
- Copper facts by Natural Resources Canada
- Copper pricing by Trading Economics
- LME Copper by London Metal Exchange
- The World’s Largest Copper Companies by Kitco
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