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  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Just some commentary to help people contextualise Copper mining vs Iron Ore mining (which has been alluded to up thread)

Iron ore is upwards from 60% of what is in the stuff dug out of the ground.  Can get up to 80 IIRC.


Copper on the other hand is in many cases not much more than 2% of the stuff dug out.  

So a lot less stuff to move away from the mine for the same move within the mine.

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  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Just some commentary to help people contextualise Copper mining vs Iron Ore mining (which has been alluded to up thread)

Iron ore is upwards from 60% of what is in the stuff dug out of the ground.  Can get up to 80 IIRC.


Copper on the other hand is in many cases not much more than 2% of the stuff dug out.  

So a lot less stuff to move away from the mine for the same move within the mine.

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