Mineral Copper :-
- 1st Metal Used by human was Mineral Copper
- Copper has a unique coloring among all the elements. It’s instantly recognizable for its reddish metallic appearance. The only other non-silvery metal on the periodic table is gold, which has a yellowish color. The addition of copper to gold is how red gold or rose gold is made.
- Nearly 80% of all the copper we have ever produced is still in use today due to the fact that copper is 100% recyclable and retains 95% of its original value.
- mine in Sweden called “The Great Copper Mountain” operated from the 10th century to 1992. It produced two thirds of Europe’s copper requirements in the 17th century.
- The only two metals used by humans before copper were gold and meteoric iron. Copper is believed to have been in use since ancient times over 10,000 years ago.
- Small amounts of copper can be found in a natural state while the metal is also found in minerals such as cuprite, malachite, azurite, chalcopyrite and bornite.
- Foods rich in copper include oysters, beef, nuts, cocoa, black pepper, lobster, sunflower seeds, green olives, avocados, and wheat.
- Copper is an essential nutrient to all living organisms. Copper deficiency in the human body is as big an health issue as iron deficiency.
- Copper is often referred to as “man’s eternal metal”. It’s highly durable, long lasting and can be used in all applications of life.