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Fjw718
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Post Number: 106
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 5:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like they have it worse in Cape Town. Copper is the citys second largest export to china (for scrap) even though the city has no copper mines at all.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afr ica/6666761.stm
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Ventura67
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Post Number: 125
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 10:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was just thinking today after hearing a report about Detroit's stolen copper export industry- is Detroit the New Copper Country of Michigan? Detroit must export more copper than the U.P. now, any figures? If only the scenery was as nice as the Keweenaw I'd probably move into the city!!!
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Bulletmagnet
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Post Number: 475
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 8:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How high does the price for scrap copper have to rise before its worth while for the mines in upper Michigan to re-open? Last weeks prices for scrap:

#1 copper 2.75 / lb
sheet alum .45 / lb
light insulated#2 cop wire 1.00 / lb
aluminum/copper radiators 1.20 / lb
new zinc diecast .20 / lb
yellow brass 1.10 / lb

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