The global economy is in the early stages of a long-term shift towards electrification. As the most widely used metal in the renewable energy sector, copper is an essential part of this transition.
Fewer and fewer large copper deposits are being discovered, and the time between discovery and production has lengthened over the years as costs rise.
The largest, most valuable and profitable copper mines are historically large scale porphyry deposits.
Copper is a mineral and an element essential to our everyday lives. It is a major industrial metal because of its high ductility, malleability, thermal and electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion. It is an essential nutrient in our daily diet. And, its antimicrobial property is becoming increasingly important to the prevention of infection.