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Paul Wiggers de Vries is a senior base metals analyst for CRU.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology)(Honours) in addition to a Bachelor of Business.  For the last five years he has worked as an analyst covering the copper, lead, zinc and nickel markets, with a particular focus on costs and supply issues. Prior to working as a base metals analyst, he spent time working in exploration. Paul is based in CRU's Sydney office.

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Future of Mount Isa copper smelter open to question

Glencore’s 300,000 t/y Mount Isa copper smelter in Queensland has been pegged to close in 2023. However, Glencore has pointed to extending the life of the operation to...

By Paul Wiggers de Vries 17 January 2020   
Topic: Copper