Porphyry copper deposits are among the world’s most valuable deposits. Here’s what investors should know about them.
Copper investors were likely pleasantly surprised looking at price charts at the end of this week. After plummeting near the start of the year and sitting around $2.60 per pound for the past month, the metal’s price appear to be heading up.
Bloomberg reported that Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) has halted production at its Grasberg mine in Indonesia as about 50 workers blocked road access to the mine. Copper was on the rise following the news, jumping roughly 10 cents to $2.75 on the news.
By Vivien Diniz
Last month’s landslide at Utah’s Bingham Canyon, one of the world’s largest copper mines, triggered significant discussion on possible copper shortages. Brent Cook, veteran geologist and publisher of Exploration Insights, puts the landslide into perspective in this interview with The Metals Report. And for investors who want to dig out