As one of the first metals that humans began working with all the way back in the fifth millennium BC, copper has a long and storied history throughout the ages. Although it lacks the prestige lavished upon the precious metals, copper is a powerhouse commodity that has played a key role in laying the foundations for our modern civilization.
This is because copper is absolutely essential for electricity generation. With both a high electrical and heat conductivity, copper can be found in the vast majority of transformers, electrical wiring cores, and conductors.
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Article on Copper Hydrometallurgy: https://www.911metallurgist.com/copper-hydrometallurgy
Article on Copper Pyrometallurgy: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0892687503002747
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