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.