Benjamin Cox: Stealing from the Future to Keep Up the Copper Supply

Benjamin Cox |

Benjamin begins by discussing mine grades, and how average grade is now at 0.5% and is going down by two basis points per year. Because of this decrease, a lot of money is being spent on expansion and copper producers are, in essence, stealing from the future in order to keep the supply of copper up. Benjamin points out that we are currently mining more rock to get less copper and identifies NIMBYism as a major factor when looking at copper supply. The lack of copper discoveries (no major copper discovery in the last seven years) and the often-high political risk are both major aspects affecting copper supply.


DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to:


Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
JBARF Julius Baer Group Ltd. 40.70 0.00 0.00 0


Emerging Growth

Sack Lunch Productions Inc

Sack Lunch Productions Inc is an entertainment company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in event management, production service, film production and distribution services.

Private Markets

XY Find It

Founded by serial entrepreneur Arie Trouw, XY Findables follows a single guiding principle: customers should never lose anything important again. With over 50,000 users around the world, more than 100,000…

BioSculpture Technology, Inc.

BioSculpture Technology, Inc. (“BST”) is a commercial-stage medical device manufacturer of liposuction surgical instruments for surgeons. It offers the FDA-cleared Twin Cannula Assisted Liposuction ("TCAL") Airbrush Liposculptor II® controllers, Airbrush®…