From Ore To Finished Product
Copper - from beginning to end. copper is a major metal and an essential element used by man. it is found in ore deposits around the world. it is also the oldest metal known to man and was first discovered and used about 10,000 years ago. and as alloyed in bronze (copper-tin alloy) about bc, was the first engineering material known to.Copper is usually found in nature in association with sulfur. pure copper metal is generally produced from a multistage process, beginning with the mining and concentrating of low-grade ores containing copper sulfide minerals, and followed by smelting and electrolytic refining to produce a pure copper.