Analysis - Tungsten


5 Year Tungsten Prices - Tungsten Price Chart

Tungsten (symbol W) is an extremely hard, heavy, steel-gray metal that is one of the heaviest of all the elements, amazing for its strong physical properties and vast uses. It has the highest melting point of all the non-alloyed metals (3,410°C), the lowest vapor pressure and the highest tensile strength (19.3 gms/cc).

As it weighs about the same as gold, it is often used to produce fake gold bars, plated with real gold.



Executive summary

  • Blackheath Resources is a tungsten explorer, and is earning in on the 70% owned Covas deposit in mining friendly Portugal
  • The company recently announced a maiden tungsten resource at Covas: 449,800 MTUs WO3 @0.42% Indicated resources and 767,100 MTUs WO3 @0.35% Inferred Resources
  • Blackheath also has two more tungsten projects: the more early stage but much bigger (5M MTUs WO3 @20% estimated by company) Borralha project, and the very early stage Bejanca project
  • The company has one of the best tungsten resources, which is a critical metal and in high demand