Archive for the 'Copper' Category

Copper metal and alloys

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Copper metal and alloys have been used for thousands of years. In the Roman era, copper was principally mined on Cyprus, hence the origin of the name of the metal as Cyprium, “metal of Cyprus”, later shortened to Cuprum. There may be insufficient reserves to sustain current high rates of copper consumption.[1] Some countries, such [...]

It’s a fair cop

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

A copper is a term for a Police man or woman. This word first appeared in the early 18th century, and can be matched with the word “cap”, which has the same meaning and whose etymology can be traced to the Latin word ‘capere’. It is also believed that the term Copper was popularly believed [...]

The Copper Age

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The Copper Age is a phase in the development of human culture in which the use of early metal tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools. The period is a transitional one outside of the traditional three-age system, and occurs between the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It appears that copper was not widely exploited [...]