Copper grade evolution and interpretation

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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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  • The relationship between copper head grades and price since 1980: Is grade driving price, or is price driving grade?
  • A theoretical grade cycle
  • Copper grade evolution and interpretation: Image 2

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