Following Thiess’ recent announcement as preferred mining services provider for the Hillside Copper Project, we look at what this reddish-gold coloured metal is used for and why it’s so critical.
Copper is considered a base metal that is ductile, malleable, and an effective conductor of heat and electricity. It is ranked the third-most-consumed industrial metal in the world after iron and aluminium and is 100% recyclable.
You’ll find copper in electrical wiring in household appliances, cars, jewellery, plumbing and industrial machinery – just to name a few. We even need 1.2 milligrams of copper daily to help enzymes transfer energy inside our cells.
Mining for a sustainable future
Our copper projects form a key part of our strategy to diversify commodities and position our business to be at the forefront of sustainable mining.
We currently operate on copper projects across our regions, including:
For more facts on copper, check out this resource.
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