The copper conundrum… is it really an issue?

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…

📊 S&P Global Market Intelligence

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.

📊 Kitco Metals Inc.

Long term we believe that copper and lithium will overtake iron to eventually be top 3 with oil.

For exposure, here are some names to consider:

🔹 Chakana Copper Corp. | PERU
🔹 HOT CHILI LIMITED | HCH
🔹 SOUTH32 LIMITED | S32
🔹 AbraSilver Resource Corp. | ABRA

Where do you see copper going?

Hey @paola_rojas! I think copper will…


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.

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Here’s the metal in the periodic table:

📊 Royal Society of Chemistry

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