Investing In Copper

In addition to news and commentary on the copper market and companies exploring and producing copper, Copper Investing News also provides you with background you need for understanding the copper market so you can make informed investment decisions. Please see the links below for detailed information and our Investing in Resources page for a broader view of the resource market. Contact us if you have suggestions for other educational content you would like to see.

Introduction to Copper Investing

Our introductory article from 2008 on investing in copper.  Read more…

The Price of Copper

The main copper products traded on the international market ranked according to popularity are copper cathode (refined copper), copper concentrates, and blister.  Read more…

Escondido Mine in Chile

Escondido Mine in Chile

World Class Copper Deposits

Copper occurs in many forms, and in a variety of geological settings. There are various factors to consider in determining the value of a copper deposit. Historically, the most profitable mines have been large scale porphyry deposits  Read more…

Porphyry Copper: The World’s Most Valuable Deposits

Porphyry deposits are the world’s most important source of copper and molybdenum, and major sources of silver, gold, and tin. Porphyry deposits may also host valuable byproducts, including platinum, palladium, and tungsten. Read more…

Sedimentary Copper Deposits

Not all metal deposits have igneous origins- sedimentary deposits can also be a valuable source of many metals, including copper. While sedimentary copper deposits share the feature of a sedimentary origin- there are many different types of sedimentary copper deposits- each with distinct characteristics. Read more…

Sedimentary Exhalative Deposits

SedEx deposits are a major source of minerals including copper, silver, gold and tungsten- and the single most important source of lead and zinc. Read more…

Skarn Copper Deposits

Arguably, copper skarns are the world’s most abundant skarn type. The largest copper skarns are associated with mineralized porphyry copper plutons. These deposits can exceed 1 billion tonnes of combined porphyry and skarn ore, with more than 5 million tonnes of recoverable copper. Read more…

Iron-Oxide Copper Gold Deposits

Iron oxide copper gold ore deposits are important and highly valuable concentrations of copper, gold and uranium. With a tendancy for being tremendous in size, relatively simple metallurgy and relatively high grade IOCG deposits can produce extremely profitable mines. Read more…

The Top 10 Copper Producing Countries

The top ten copper producing countries in the the world. Read more…

Copper Mining in Canada

Canada is the third largest copper producer in the world, after Chile and the USA. In Canada, copper is always produced in conjunction with another metal, most often as a co-product with nickel, zinc, lead, gold and molybdenum.

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Copper Mining in the United States

Copper mining has been a major industry in the United States since the rise of the northern Michigan copper district in the 1840s. In 2009, domestic mine production in the United States was valued at approximately $6.2 billion.

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Copper Mining in Russia

Russia is endowed with rich mineral deposits, and produces significant amounts of platinum group metals, nickel, gold,  and copper.  Russia contains 139 copper deposits, about 10 percent of the world’s copper reserves. In 2009, it ranked seventh in annual copper production. Read more…

Copper Mining in Indonesia

Indonesia is fortunate to be endowed with vast mineral wealth. The country is the world’s second largest producer of tin and nickel and, in 2009, according to the USGS, was the world’s fourth largest copper producer. Read more…

Copper Mining in Peru

Peru ranks third in world copper production. The country is also the top producer of silver, the second largest producer of zinc, fourth for lead and sixth for gold. As of 2009, mineral exports accounted for 61 percent of total export revenue in Peru, which produced 1,260,000 metric tonnes of copper that same year, according to the USGS. Read more…

Copper Mining in Africa

Copper mining has been taking place in Africa for thousands of years and still occurs today. Here’s a look at three companies that are currently mining the red metal on the continent.

Copper Mining in Zambia

Zambia is most famous for its reserves of copper and cobalt, however, the country is also a miner and producer of selenium and sliver. Surging copper prices from 2004 to the present day has rapidly rekindled international interest in Zambia’s copper sector. Read more…

Copper Survey Results

Dig Media Solutions’ recent survey on investor’s perception of the copper market clearly shows that when it comes to copper, investors are pessimistic over the metal’s future. Read more . . .

Copper Investing Glossary

This glossary covers investing in junior resource companies. For the experienced investor or the newbie, you should find everything you need here. If not, let us know and we’ll research and add what you’re looking for.   Read more…