Where Is Copper Found on Earth?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 7:10:38 AM ET
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Copper, the oldest metal known to human beings, is found in ore deposits throughout the world, with the largest production occurring in Chile and the United States. Humans discovered copper about 10,000 years ago. It was first combined with tin to form the alloy bronze in about 3,000 B.C.

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