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Sheathing just one ship could require fifteen tons of copper. Dan Snow, Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World III: High Tide
With copper they could make strong tools better than they’d had before. Mark Miodownik, Metal: How It Works I, BBC 2017
It’s incredible that something so simple and commonplace as copper could become a key weapon in our battle with superbugs. Dara O’Briain’s Science Club s2e5, BBC 2013
It’s copper that brings the small screen to life … this miracle metal connects the modern world. Supersized Earth III: Food, Fire and Water, BBC 2012
The copper mine at San Jose was notorious; it paid higher wages to compensate for a bad safety record. Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive, BBC 2011
Copper was so valuable because it helped to make the renaissance equivalent of the man who had everything: the bronze cannon. James Burke, Connections s3e4: Whodunit? BBC 1997
Trace amounts of copper are essential for the human body. Since copper is not manufactured in the body it must be taken in through the diet. Copper is involved in the function of the nervous system. As with all toxic minerals, excess amounts of copper in the body can be toxic. Phyllis A Balch, article Prescription for Nutritional Healing p340
At the end of the 19th century beaten copper was favoured by the craftsmen of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and North America ... the combination of enamel work and copper was also popular among designers and craftsmen. Gordon Campbell, the Grove Encyclopaedia of Decorative Arts
Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan – investigating the Michigan copper culture … America Unearthed: Great Lake Copper Heist, Discovery 2015
A tablet with cryptic symbols ... At some point prior to Columbus coming to America, much of the Great Lake’s copper disappeared. ibid.
Less than thirty years ago we knew nothing about the copper mines of the Great Orme. Huw Edwards, The Story of Wales I: The Making of Wales, BBC 2012
Copperopolis [Swansea] is the beating heart of Wales’s industrial revolution. Huw Edwards, The Story of Wales IV: Furnace of Change, BBC 2012
Copper is an integral part of the slave trade. ibid.
A region that has long been coveted by foreign powers. Zambia, or northern Rhodesia as it was known, was a British colony. There’s a good reason why the British wanted to control this place. Zambia is sitting on top of an extraordinary resource – one of the largest seems of copper in the world. Hundreds of kilometres wide in places, and there is reckoned to be billions of dollars’ worth of copper still in the ground. Justin Rowlatt, The Chinese are Coming, BBC 2011