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Europe’s Copper Industry
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Major countries in copper mine production worldwide from 2010 to 2018 (in 1,000 metric tons)
Copper mining also provides many valuable by-products that can be used in advanced material applications. For example, it is responsible for the production of almost , tonnes of cobalt, molybdenum, rhenium, selenium, tellurium and rare earth elements, in addition to volumes of silver, tungsten, gold, lead and zinc. - Chile took the top spot once again.
The area is so named as copper mining was prevalent there from until the late s, with one mine the White Pine mine continuing through In its heyday, the area was the world's greatest producer of copper. The Copper Country is highly unusual among copper-mining districts in that the copper was predominantly in the form of copper metal " native copper " rather than the copper oxides or copper sulfides that form the copper ore at almost every other copper-mining district. Native Americans mined copper from small pits as early as B. The Michigan State Geologist Douglass Houghton later to become mayor of Detroit reported on the copper deposits in The first successful copper mine, the Cliff mine , began operations in , and spurred by venture capital from Boston and other East Coast investors, many other mines quickly followed.