COPPER: King of Electrification and One of Humanity's Most Critical Commodities

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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00:00 Introduction
01:46 What is Copper?
05:43 How is Copper Mined?
09:13 A History of Copper
12:10 Future of Copper

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