Making Money from Copper Scarcity

Copper is everywhere, and we still don’t have enough of it. 

As far as common metals go, copper can be seen as something of an unsung hero when it comes to just how useful it is. This is something we’ve known basically since the dawn of civilization. That’s because copper was one of the very first metals humans extracted and put to use. 

There’s evidence it was used for coins and ornaments as far back as 8000 BC. Around 5500 BC, some of the first copper tools were thought to have emerged. When humans learned it could be made into alloy with tin around 3000 BC, that ushered in the beginning of the Bronze Age. 

Making Money from Copper Scarcity.

And the rest, as they say, is history. 

In our modern era, this mineral has become more important than ever thanks to several unique qualities. 

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It can be stretched and shaped easily, resists corrosion, and can efficiently conduct both heat and electricity. These traits make it ideal for things like construction and power generation and transmission. 

That means many, if not all, of our modern conveniences rely on it. 

The wiring in any home or business uses copper to carry electricity to the appliances and lights. That application alone makes it the most important market for the copper industry. 

It’s also a popular material for the construction of water pipes. Homes, businesses, and cities all extensively use copper because it’s non-toxic. So the water that passes through these pipes won’t pick up any harmful materials. Copper also kills viruses and bacteria that come into contact with it because of its antimicrobial qualities. 

It’s also rustproof and corrosion-resistant, making it ideal for carrying water to our homes. 

And while those historical uses are important, it’s just as important to know what role copper is going to play in the future. 

Namely, its demand has skyrocketed thanks to how much more common electric vehicles have become. EVs require much more copper than combustion engines do because of the charging infrastructure their batteries have. Likewise, more copper is going to be needed for the networks of charging stations that are being planned. 

According to some estimates, something like 250% more copper is going to be needed by 2030 than we currently have just for EVs alone. And all of this demand is coming at a time when supply is starting to dwindle. 

And that dwindling supply is partially because all of the easiest-to-mine copper is basically gone. We’ve relied on this metal for so long that much of the supply left in the Earth is buried deep in billions of tons of low-grade waste rock that isn’t economical to mine. 

So as nations and companies scramble to get what little copper is left into the supply chain, a mountain of profit is being left behind. 

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That may change soon thanks to one company. 

It recently came up with an extraction method, involving Blue Water, that can seep into this waste rock and extract the copper inside. The chemical formula behind this Blue Water could revolutionize copper mining. It would set up this company and its investors to make massive profits from the copper surge we’re going to see over the next few years. 

It’s something not a lot of people know about but John Carl and Gerardo Del Real traveled to the site and spoke with company management. 

You can learn all about their trip and find out how this has the potential to be one of the biggest investment stories of the near future. 

Ryan Stancil

Ryan Stancil
Editor, Daily Profit Cycle