This informative infographic explores copper deposits worldwide and their significance in the global supply chain. It highlights two primary types of copper deposits: porphyry copper deposits and sediment-hosted copper deposits.
The infographic also sheds light on the trade flows of copper, with Chile being a major source for both mined and refined copper, while China dominates in refined copper import and export. It delves into the inherent risks associated with concentrated copper supply, such as declining grades and the tectonic risk faced by mining operations in Chile and Peru. The importance of new copper discoveries is emphasized to meet the growing demand and prevent a potential shortage in the future.
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