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2,527. 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
4,495. It’s copper that brings the small screen to life … this miracle metal connects the modern world. (Earth & Copper) Supersized Earth III: Food, Fire and Water, BBC 2012
48,627. The copper mine at San Jose was notorious; it paid higher wages to compensate for a bad safety record. (Mines & Chile & Under Ground & Copper) Chilean Miners: 17 Days Buried Alive BBC 2011
67,253. Copper was so valuable because it helped to make the renaissance equivalent of the man who had everything: the bronze cannon. (Civilisation & Copper) James Burke, Connections 1994: Whodunit? s3e4
68,531. 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
68,532. 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
84,898. Isle Royale Lake Superior Michigan – investigating the Michigan copper culture ... (Michigan & Copper) America Unearthed: Great Lake Copper Heist, Discovery History 2015
84,899. A tablet with cryptic symbols ... At some point prior to Columbus coming to America, much of the Great Lake’s copper disappeared. (Michigan & Copper) ibid.
92,932. Less than thirty years ago we knew nothing about the copper mines of the Great Orme. (Wales & Copper) Huw Edwards, The Story of Wales I: The Making of Wales, BBC 2012
92,945. Copperopolis [Swansea] is the beating heart of Wales’s industrial revolution. (Wales & Copper) Huw Edwards, The Story of Wales IV: Furnace of Change, BBC 2012
92,946. Copper is an integral part of the slave trade. (Wales & Copper) ibid.
94,343. 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. (Zambia & Copper & Mining) Justin Rowlatt, The Chinese are Coming, BBC 2011