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Copper & Kids - Where Does Copper Come From?


Copper is found in many parts of the world. It usually comes from copper ore, but small amounts are occasionally found ("native copper") in distorted cubic crystal ...

Copper | Minerals Education Coalition


Copper is found in many minerals which occur in deposits large enough to mine. These include: azurite, malachite, chalocite, antite, chalcopyrite and bornite.

Extracting copper. Where does copper come from? - School Science


Copper is an unreactive metal - it reacts only slowly with the atmosphere. This means that huge lumps of copper metal are found buried in the ground as nuggets ...

It's Elemental - The Element Copper


Archaeological evidence suggests that people have been using copper for at least 11,000 years. Relatively easy to mine and refine, people discovered methods ...

Copper - Rock Files - Australian Mines Atlas


Early coppersmiths in Iran found that heating copper softened it and hammering copper made it harder. In this way, they could shape copper into various useful ...

Facts About Copper - LiveScience


Oct 6, 2014 ... The oldest metal object found in the Middle East consists of copper (it was a tiny awl dating back as far as 5100 B.C.). The U.S. penny was ...

Copper - HyperPhysics


Copper is one of very few elements that are found in essentially pure form in nature. These copper metal samples are displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of ...

5 Largest Copper Mines in the World - Investing News Network


Chile is the top copper-producing country in the world by a long shot, so it's no surprise that most of the world's largest copper mines are also located in Chile.

Copper: The mineral native Copper information and pictures


Copper may have impurities, but is commonly in a fairly pure state. Native copper is found only in small quantities throughout the world, but there are a few areas ...

Chemistry for Kids: Elements - Copper - Ducksters


Copper is found in the Earth's crust. Because copper is slow to react, it is often found in its pure form. This was how many ancient cultures were able to take ...

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Copper - ScienceViews.com


Although native copper is somewhat rare, large amounts are found by the Great Lakes and was mined by ancient American cultures. Copper is usually found in ...

History of Copper | Copper Alliance


Copper is man's oldest metal, dating back more than 10,000 years. A copper pendant discovered in what is now northern Iraq has been dated to about 8,700 ...

The Mineral Copper - DesertUSA


Copper found in the free metallic state in nature is called "native copper." It is found throughout the world as a primary mineral in basaltic lavas. The greatest ...