Copper is defined as a ductile, malleable, reddish-brown metallic element that is an excellent
conductor of heat and electricity and is widely used for electrical wiring, water piping, and
corrosion-resistant parts, either pure or in alloys such as brass and bronze. Copper was
discovered in Ancient times and used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese.
                          The most common uses of Copper are in Copper sulfate, Hammered copper, Tubing, pipes
- Plumbing, Wire, Electromagnets, Statues, Watt's steam engine, Vacuum tubes, Musical
instruments, Component of coins, Cookware and Cutlery.
                     Copper is the most versatile and durable of all metals and has been called "man’s eternal metal".
Copper is malleable, ductile and long lasting. Copper is a better conductor of heat and electricity
than any other metal except silver. Without copper, there might never have been an electric light
or space flight. This miraculous mineral and its alloys are at the heart of all technology, from
telecommunications to transportation.
                     Copper's exceptional resistance to corrosion is invaluable in many inhospitable environments
- not least in deep-sea oil and gas exploration and extraction. Sweden's nuclear authority is to
encapsulate spent nuclear fuel in canisters protected by copper five centimeters thick. These
canisters are required to remain effective for at least a hundred thousand years, but are expected
to last even ten times as long.
                      It is estimated that about 80% of the copper we have ever produced is still in use. It will continue to be recycled over and over again without any effect on its properties.

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