Strategic Metals Uses

Strategic Metals Uses

How much copper is in a...

400lbs

4.7 tons / 9400 lbs

Standard car = 42 lbs
Hybrid car = 75 lbs

16 grams

How is copper used?

  • 45% piping, wiring, tubing
  • 23% electronics
  • 12% vehicles

Places you will find nickel...

  • Standard car (9lbs)
  • Stainless steel (kitchen and hospital equipment)
  • Aircraft engine

How is nickel used?

  • 30% vehicles and aircrafts
  • 14% stainless steel
  • 12% electrical equipment

Timeline for gold (AU), global monetary unit

  • 54% jewelry
  • 10% dental
  • 7% electronics

Key producers of platinum and palladium

  1. South Africa
  2. Russia
  3. North America
  4. Zimbabwe

How is palladium/platinum used?

  • Catalytic converters in vehicles
  • Medical and dental instruments
  • Electronics