Copper: The Essential Metal [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic is the third in an infographic series with detailed and visually-arresting educational material about the modern industrial economy, its precious resources, and its complexity. Last weekend’s infographics covered the XL Keystone Pipeline Project and the industrial metal, Tungsten.

Copper is an indispensable metal that has become essential for modern living. From cars to cell phones to our homes, the average person relies on copper every single day. Here’s some information about its remarkable history and its present uses in our modern global economy:

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