Mineral resource of the month: copper



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The article provides information on copper and its various uses. It was the first metal used by humans and is considered as one of the materials that played an important role in the development of civilization. It is a major industrial metal because of its low cost, availability, electrical conductivity, high ductility and thermal conductivity. Copper has long been used in the circuitry of electronics and the distribution of electricity and is now being used in silicon-based computer chips, solar and wind power generation, and coinage.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: copper
Series title Earth
Volume 56
Issue 2
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Earth
First page 28
Last page 29
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