|Year Level(s)||Years 3-6 Years 7-10|
|Subject Area(s)||Geography Science SOSE General Science Chemistry Earth & Environmental Science|
|Topic(s)||Environment Geology / Mineral Formation Mining Rocks & Minerals Underground Mining Minerals Processing Smelting & Refining|
|Resource Type||Fact Sheet|
Copper is a metal which is mined from the earth and used for a number of different purposes. It was formed as a result of volcanic activity which resulted in large masses of molten rock and hot water cooling and then solidifying into copper compounds. This fact sheet provides information about copper and its extraction. It describes the properties and uses of copper, formation of copper ore bodies, mining and processing, and the management of associated environmental impacts.
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