The extremely versatile metal, Copper, has been mined since the days of B.C and has been worked continuously. This continuity led to wide range copper developments with over hundreds of different uses and commodities resulting in today’s world; from ancient ornaments to contemporary piping and so much more. Pure copper is soft, subtle, and flexible and contains a reddish / orange colour.

An interesting fact concerning this multipurpose mineral: Did you know that there are traces of copper in every single living mechanism mainly found in livers, muscles and bones?  

The third most widely used metal on earth is copper and has the talent to destroy micro – organisms (germs). There are many different types of copper and I will be sharing with you what I dub the most interesting:

Copper has numerous uses as tools in dangerous settings, melodic instruments, precise measurement devices, bullets for weapons, and atmospheric purposes. A variety of copper commodities include:

  1. Tools that operate on oil rigs;
  2. Tools for drilling;
  3. Tools types such as screwdrivers, pliers, spanners, chisels and hammers;
  4. Glass making;
  5. Jewellery;
  6. Coins;
  7. Copper Tubing;
  8. Hazardous explosive environments;
  9. Batteries and electrical connectors;
  10. The manufacturing of musical instruments;
  11. Bullets;
  12. Golf Clubs;
  13. Copper wire – An example of copper wire is spring wire.
  14. Building ,material;
  15. Thermal conductors;
  16. Electrical conductors;
  17. Motors;
  18. Architecture;

The list above is never ending as there are so many fundamental copper applications. However, when doing some research for this blog topic I found the most unusual uses of copper. Copper produces adhesive tape, which is used to keep slugs out of gardens and pot plants. Also, combined with additional metals, copper makes alloys (compounds); the most popular are brass and bronze. This metal is eco-friendly in that it is 100% recyclable without losing any quality regardless if the copper is in its raw or manufactured state.

Electrical wiring makes use of copper the most (60%), roofing and plumbing (20%) then industrial machinery (15%) and then compound creation (5%).