Construction & Engineering Basket

C Basket – Construction and Engineering

With the tremendous amount of construction and infrastructure development and improvements taking place around the world and in particular in countries like China and India and Latin America (Panama included). These metals that are often used as super alloys for steel and part of large construction and engineering projects. They are in short supply around the world and under very heavy demand.

investing in strategic metals : the construction and engineering basket

The Construction & Engineering Basket was launched in October 2011 at US$ 9,453.66

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Basket C Contents
  • 4 kg    Tantalum
    Mobile phones and automobiles
    Chemical industry
    All electronic devices
    Ultra small capacitors with high capacity SMD technology
    Medical implants, bone nails, prostheses, maxillary screws, dental & hip replacements
    Surgical instruments
  • Chromium: investment in rare and industrial metals
    20 kg    Chromium
    Gas turbine blades
    Compression & impact dies
    Material for die plates
    Decorative surface coatings
    Chrome vandium steel
    Refractory material
    Instruments chemical, medical and food industries
    Dyes and pigments
    Curable surface coating for pistons & cylinders
    Leather production
  • Cobalt: investing in metals
    20 kg    Cobalt
    Superalloys
    Increasing wear and heat resistance of alloyed and high-alloy steels
    Heat-resistant paints and pigments
    Drying additive for paints and varnishes
    Radio-isotopes
    Trace elements in medicine
    Alloys for implants, turbine blades and chemical equipment
  • Zirconium: investment in metals
    20 kg    Zirconium
    Cladding tube for fuel elements
    Refractory ceramics
    Pigment in ceramics
    Acid resistant equipment
    Material for vacuum equipment
    Electrolytes in solid oxide fuel cells
    Cubic Zirconium
    Nuclear reactors
  • Molybdenum: investment in metals
    20 kg    Molybdenum
    Strong, corrosion and heat resistant alloys ;
    Aircraft parts ;
    Rocket parts ;
    Thin-film transistors ;
    Catalyst for sulphur removal ;
    Sealed electrical lines in halogen and high-pressure gas discharge lamps ;
    Dietary supplement.
  • Tungsten: investing in rare strategic metals
    20 kg    Tungsten
    Cladding tube for fuel elements
    Refractory ceramics
    Pigment in ceramics
    Acid resistant equipment
    Material for vacuum equipment
    Electrolytes in solid oxide fuel cells
    Gyro rotors