Copper has accompanied humanity almost since its inception. First in its pure form, then as an alloy - from the Bronze Age until today it is one of the most important materials. Germany imports more than one billion tons of copper per year from different countries. The world's largest economically exploitable reserves of copper ore are in Chile, Peru and the United states.
But the proportion of copper in the earth's crust is only 0.005% .
Copper and the home award 2014