Copper

copper_mining_jobs271pxCopper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It is a pliable metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is relatively soft and flexible, and a newly exposed surface has a pinkish or peachy colour. Copper prevails in native form (i.e. as nuggets of the free metal) and in oxide ores and in sulphide ores.

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