Habitat: the United States, Germany, Sweden (native copper crystals), Russia, Ukraine, Chile, Zambia (dendritic aggregates)
Color: Copper red, due to oxidation and wasting the green patina (malachite) can be originated.
Basic information: crystallizes in the cubic system. The crystals are rare, mostly sheet, hairy and dendritic aggregates. Native copper occurs in deposits of copper sulphide ores.
Moh’s scale hardness is 2.5-3. Jagged, hackly fracture. Coppery red streak and metallic luster. It is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity.
Other information: The Latin name is cuprum from the Greek word Kypros, the name for Cyprus, where large deposits of copper used to be. This metal is known from ancient times. His invention is credited with the development of people as they create the conditions for a great deal of progress and start a new, Copper Age.
A good conductor of heat and electricity. It is used in the electrical industry for the production of coins, in the production of pigments, insecticides and fungicides.
Alloy containing 94% copper and 6% tin called bronze.
An alloy of copper and zinc in a ratio of 2: 1 is called the brass.
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