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Copper’s Biggest Mystery Is Finally Cracking

BHP Group is negotiating with startup Jetti to use its technology at the world’s biggest copper mine, Escondida in Chile.

The warnings keep getting louder: the world is hurtling toward a desperate shortage of copper. Humans are more dependent than ever on a metal we’ve used for 10,000 years; new deposits are drying up, and the type of breakthrough technologies that transformed other commodities have failed to materialize for copper.

Until now.