Green Technology Solutions, via GTSO Resources, is an early-stage company poised for rapid growth by feeding the exploding demand for the versatile metal tungsten. With the demand for tungsten now far exceeding supplies, GTSO is capturing the opportunity to link with mining experts around the world, targeting tungsten mining companies for acquisition or joint venture. To date, the company has developed significant relationships with early and mid-stage mining experts and companies in the U.S., China, Africa, and South America.
Why tungsten? It’s natural to think of underground wealth in terms of things like gold or silver, oil or natural gas. But the hot underground commodity today is increasingly tungsten, a heavy super-hard grey metal so versatile that it has become virtually indispensable to modern life. Second only to diamonds in terms of measured hardness, it is essential to any type of application requiring toughness, precision, and the ability to withstand heat and wear, from missile parts to armor-piercing tank shells, from drill bits and saw blades to a whole range of electrical components.
The one problem with tungsten is that there simply isn’t enough of it. Demand has been growing, as more countries industrialize, but world tungsten production has actually been relatively flat. For years, the tungsten market has been dominated by China, the source of close to 90% of worldwide tungsten production. Today, as China’s own growing industries demand more tungsten, they’ve been cutting back on exports, causing prices to soar.
The price of tungsten jumped 35% in 2011, with steep increases continuing in 2012. It’s one of the reasons that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway unit IMC International Metalworking recently agreed to invest $80 million in a tungsten mining project in South Korea. Global supplies simply can’t keep up with global demand. The search for new resources begins now, and GTSO Resources sees itself as leading the way.
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