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Wondering what’s in your phone? – Star investment


From conventional elements such as aluminum, to more rare and more scarce, such as cobaltyour phone is a combination of different metals and compounds and you can invest in them.

If you’re going for a Sunday brunch, take a moment on Instagram to post the perfect broken ava or vegan pancake to think you’re in your hands.

The telephone is not only a modern marvel of engineering and software development, but also the result of sophisticated supply lines ranging from rare earth mines in Africa to manufacturers in Asia.

Without the many minerals and materials used in your phone, you won’t be able to hold your finger right during lunch.

So what’s in a regular phone and how can you get part of the action?

So what’s in a regular phone?

Unfortunately, phone manufacturers don’t exactly give you a list of ingredients when you buy a phone – but there are a few items that make up a typical phone, and we’ve broken down some of them.


You can find indium, tin and oxygen on your phone’s touch screen because it conducts electricity and allows the screen to function as a touch screen.

The actual screen may contain aluminosilicate glass, which a few years ago was one of the rarest types of glass. Aluminosilicate is a combination of aluminum, silicon, potassium and oxygen as well as used in space shuttle windows, instruments and thermometers.

There are also many rare earth elements that allow your phone screen to display colors. These include: yttrium, lanthanum, terbium, proseidium, europium, dysprosium or gadolinium.


You may have heard a lot about the elements that underlie phone batteries because they are used on a larger scale to power electric vehicles and batteries for renewable energy projects.

Manufacturers are constantly testing and improving batteries, but a typical battery may include items such as lithium, cobalt, carbon, aluminum or manganese.


Electronics are an element that allows your phone to function more like a multimedia box than a phone (or does anyone use their phone more for calls?).

From wiring, speakers, chip processing to soldering, a typical phone can include: copper, silver, gold, tantalum, nickel, dysprosium, praseodymium, terbium, neodymium, gadolinium, silicon, arsenic, phosphorus or gallium.

Achieving the opening of an active mobile phone sector could be done directly by investing in a phone manufacturing company, but there is another way to enter the first floor of the industry:

Invest in mining materials – those that allow manufacturers to work.

How do you invest in these items in Australia?

One of the benefits of investing in Australia is that you don’t have a choice when it comes to investing in mining companies without having to invest in foreign companies.

There are many miners of the materials that make up the phones listed on the ASX – the trick is to find them.

While you can invest in large miners such as BHP or Rio Tinto, the smaller market also has value.

Smaller stocks may provide more growth as they go through the stages of exploration and discovery, but they also have a higher risk – so do your own research before deciding what to invest in.

Again, we can’t stress this enough, this article is not intended as investment advice.

We’ve selected just a few of the stocks that can provide a major impact on the expected steady strong phone sales worldwide.

Many of the miners also give you access to other industries such as renewable energy or electric vehicles – so it’s not just phones.

Battery Mineral Miner

Nowadays, the extraction of mineral minerals is gaining a lot of traction as the market begins to see the potential for the types of batteries you normally see in phones.

In particular, lithium miners have benefited from the fact that much attention is paid to lithium batteries, which not only provide juice for phones, but also potentially change the game for renewable energy projects.

One such smaller company AVZ Minerals (ASX: AVZ), which is trying to implement its Manono project in DR Congo.

So far it has resources of 400.4 million tons with 1.66 percent lithium oxide – making it the second brand on the market. Only the Greenbushes field of Talison Lithium has a higher level.

Rare earth mining, as the name implies, is quite rare – in fact, rare earth substances themselves are not so rare, the process of their extraction is complex and very expert, which makes them rare, but there are some plays with less capitalization that you could look at if you were interested in investing in rare earths.

One such company Arafura Resources (ASX: ARU)which produces neodymium and proseodyme in the Northern Territory.

The bonus of rare earth elements is that they are not only used in mobile phones – in fact, batteries occupy only 9 percent of the final market, which means not only an increase in phone use, but also a number of other things:

From Arafura Resources

Miners of precious metals

As expected, the main game for gold – it’s not smartphones, and people who love shiny things.

But if you’re thinking about what gold is used in phones, then it’s in the wiring, which also draws copper to the discussion.

If you’re looking for options that include copper and gold, there are a few copper and gold miners that are at the smaller end of the market that you can look at.

These include similar Antipa Minerals (ASX: AZY)who is busy implementing a copper-gold project in Patterson, Washington.

In the province is the historic Telfer gold mine, however a more recent study by Rio Tinto has observers excited by the province’s copper potential, making it an ideal place for investors looking for copper-gold.

Star Investing has commercial relationships with some of the companies mentioned in this article. This content is not advice on financial products. You should consider getting independent advice before making any financial decisions.


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