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About Copper 

Copper is a chemical element with the symbol CU (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29.

It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity.

Copper is a cornerstone of the global economy and a critical metal for global economic growth. It is experiencing surging demand due to its essential role as a critical metal in green technologies, while retaining strong underlying demand from its traditional uses in the construction and industrial sectors.

Demand for many future facing metals is projected to surge over the next two decades, particularly as the world moves to 2050 carbon emissions targets. Green demand for copper is forecast to increase by 600% from 1Mt in 2020 (just 3% of total global consumption) to 5.4Mt in 2030 (16% of total consumption).

Copper goes into products that we use everyday

Electrical and Electronic

Wind Turbines, Air Conditioning and Heating, Smartphones

Consumer and General Products

Coins, Jewellery, Fungicides

Building & Construction

Wiring, Piping and Plumbing & Earthing Systems

Machinery and Metallurgy

Transformers, Generators, Power Stations.

Transportation Equipment

Car Wiring (particularly in electric vehicles), Motors, Plane, Train, Ship electronics and wiring

Copper is an essential metal in modern day technology as we transition to increased use of renewable energy



Acceleration in green electrification trends is set to drive the strongest decade in copper demand growth post-2000

Copper CU

Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with a very high thermal and electrical conductivity. 

About Sandfire

Sandfire Resources is an international and diversified sustainable mining company which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

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Our operations extend across Australia, Botswana, Spain and the USA.


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