There are ancient copper mines preserved in the mountain of Ural where ore used to be mined 3500 5000 ago. . Application of Copper: machinery construction, tool making, electronics, electricity supply, computer technologies, automotive.
Innovations: Introduction to Copper: Mining & Extraction
Copper minerals and ores are found in both igneous and sedimentary rocks. Mining of copper ores is carried out using one of two methods. . by blasting with safe modern explosives and the use of heavy duty mechanical cutting equipment,.