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The Minerals

Copper

Source: World wide
 
Chemical: Cu
 
Formation: Volcanic deposits
 
Properties: Used to make...pennies. As well as a lot of electrical wiring. Copper is also the originating mineral from which malachite and azurite form due to hydration of the copper ore. Copper was an important mineral during the ancient Bronze Age. It sometimes is found in nodules. Below is a video of the Story of Copper.

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