FM TSX: Last: $ 13.22 +0.48 +3.77% Volume: 2,601,470 15-20 min delay 07-21-2017 03:59 PM
Our-Business
Our Business

Our Products

Copper

First Quantum's primary product is copper. Copper has a wide range of applications because of its many useful properties. It is malleable, durable, strong and heat resistant. It is also one of the most efficient conductors of electricity and heat.

Copper is used to manufacture copper wire, copper products and copper alloy products. Wire and cable copper is used for or formed into general industrial cable, utility power cable, telecommunications cable, insulated wire and winding wire for electrical motors. Wire and copper cable is also used in heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, roofing and brass fittings.

For electrical and electronic devices such as televisions, radios, lighting, computers and mobile phones, copper wiring is used for electrical leads, adapters, transformers and motors. Copper compounds and chemicals are used to protect plants and crops and to preserve wood.

Copper tubing for plumbing, heating systems, air conditioners and refrigerators accounts for a significant use of copper. Copper may also be used in alloy products which include copper sheet and strips and brass fixtures used for building fixtures and fittings.

The price of copper is primarily determined by changes in supply and demand, which are in turn affected and determined by global economic conditions. Copper consumption by Asian countries has increased demand for the metal and, in the last few years, has led to higher prices.

Copper Last: 2.71 +0.01 +0.2% Volume: 433 July 20, 2017

Gold

We also produce gold at the Kansanshi and Guelb Moghrein mines. In addition to its use in jewelry, gold has many other important applications. It plays an important role in modern health applications and research. It is used in medicines, lasers, thermometers and genetic research.

Gold is the most ductile metal and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It is used in computers, telecommunication, digital technology and space exploration.

Gold Last: 1,255.65 +10.16 +0.82% Volume: July 21, 2017

Nickel

First Quantum entered the nickel business with the start of operations at the Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt operation. Nickel is predominantly an alloy metal. Its chief use is in nickel steels and nickel cast irons, of which there are many varieties. Nickel is used in many industrial and consumer products, including stainless steel, magnets, coinage, rechargeable batteries, electric guitar strings and special alloys. It is also used for plating and as a green tint in glass.

Nickel Last: 9,469.00 +24.00 +0.25% Volume: July 21, 2017