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Ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity

  • Copper got its name from the Latin word Cuprum. Cu is its symbol.
  • Copper and its alloys are popular since the Roman ages.
  • There are 29 isotopes of copper.
  • Chile was the top mine producer of copper with at least one-third world share followed by the United States, Indonesia and Peru.
  • It was in use at least 10,000 years but 95% of all copper ever mined and smelted has been extracted since 1900.
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