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Copper grade evolution and interpretation

Copper grade evolution and interpretation

Report summary

We have published additional data that presents supporting information to the Reserves and Resources section of our Global Copper Mine Supply Summary Report, including times series reserve data from 1980 to 2013, aggregated by ore type and process type.

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This report includes 2 file(s)

  • Copper grade evolution and interpretation PDF - 339.76 KB 5 Pages, 0 Tables, 3 Figures
  • Global reserves.xls XLS - 116.00 KB


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  • Executive summary
  • Historical grade trends
    • Ore reserve evolution
  • Interpretation of the reserve and head grade relationship

In this report there are 3 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • The relationship between copper head grades and price since 1980: Is grade driving price, or is price driving grade?
  • Historical grade trends
    • Copper grade evolution and interpretation: Image 2
  • Interpretation of the reserve and head grade relationship
    • A theoretical grade cycle
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