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Challenges mount for copper in the Americas, opportunities too

Copper looked to be racing out of the blocks as 2020 started with its price commencing a long-awaited increase and perhaps even taking baby steps towards a new super cycle. Its price recovery reached a three-month high of US$2.86 per pound on January 15 before being stopped in its tracks by the coronavirus outbreak in China, which provoked a slowdown in the country’s industrial output and a knock-on effect on raw materials.

Challenges mount for copper in the Americas, opportunities too Challenges mount for copper in the Americas, opportunities too Challenges mount for copper in the Americas, opportunities too Challenges mount for copper in the Americas, opportunities too Challenges mount for copper in the Americas, opportunities too

Greenfields copper: Junior miner Excelsior Mining has its Gunnison insitu copper leaching operation up and running

China's economic activity has reduced to the extent that there have been news reports the government asked copper producers in Chile and Peru—which supply 50% of its copper concentrates—to