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Old coppers, new lives

Old mines, new life. With copper hovering around US$3.50 a pound, a rush is underway to re-open copper mines mothballed in earlier decades, in some cases when copper was trading at less than 50c/lb.

Tim Treadgold
The shaft at Orion Minerals' Prieska mine in South Africa

The shaft at Orion Minerals' Prieska mine in South Africa

Three mines on three continents are examples of what's happening in copper, the metal voted by investors as the most likely to succeed in both the old world of construction and plumbing and the new world...

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