Historic footage of copper mining and smelting in the 1940s

Copper mining and smelting has not undergone major technological revolutions except in terms of scale and mechanisation. This is largely because extracting the copper metal from the rock remains a complex business both in the preparation of the ore and the repeated stages of roasting, melting and remelting that takes places in furnaces. Continue reading

Imagine life without copper

Imagine life without... (credit: European Copper Institute)

Imagine life without… (credit: European Copper Institute)

As part of a campaign to promote the knowledge and understanding of copper’s myriad applications in our life, a film was been commissioned by the European Copper Institute. The film’s website also provides other information on copper invites visitors to find out more about its often hidden world.

“Be Curious!”

Watch the film on the Imagine Life Without website.

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