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Copper - Wikipedia

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Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. ... In humans, copper is found mainly in the liver, muscle, and bone. .... copper on Earth is vast, with around...

Copper & Kids - Where Does Copper Come From?

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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 ...

Where is copper found on Earth? | Reference.com

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Copper, the oldest metal known to human beings, is found in ore deposits throughout the world, with the largest production occurring in Chile and the United ...

Copper - ScienceViews.com

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Although native copper is somewhat rare, large amounts are found by the Great ... The amount of copper believed to be accessible for mining on the Earth's land  ...

Copper | Minerals Education Coalition

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Most of the world's copper comes from the minerals chalcopyrite and chalcocite. Chrysocolla and malachite also are mined for copper. Other copper-bearing ...

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

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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 ...

The Mineral Copper - DesertUSA

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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 ...

Facts About Copper - Live Science

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Oct 6, 2014 ... Properties, sources and uses of the element copper. ... About two-thirds of the copper on Earth is found in igneous (volcanic) rocks. About a ...

Copper deposits - and why they are getting hard to find.

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Given the overall volume of Earth's crust, that is a lot. ... Most copper is mined or extracted as copper sulfide from large open pit mines in porphyry copper ...

5 Largest Copper Mines in the World | Investing News Network

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Apr 21, 2016 ... Chile is the top copper-producing country in the world by a long shot, ... The record amount of material mined was more than countered by a 25 ...