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
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.