cop·per | ˈkä-pər
A common, reddish-brown, metallic element
As opposed to smaller metals or pieces that require specific mining protocols, copper is the only metal which occurs abundantly in large masses. When alloyed with tin, copper forms bronze. Furthermore, when alloyed with zinc, it forms brass. Needless to say, copper is extremely versatile, which is why it has easily become one of the world’s most beloved metals, alongside iron and aluminum. Copper has an extensive history, as it's been extracted and used for thousands of years. Copper is an unrivaled material, made from the fusing of heat and electricity, commonly used for household and commercial purposes, such as: piping, electrical wiring, and corrosion-resistant items. Furthermore, copper has been used for various other purposes as well, such as coins, bells, cutlery, pots, pans, and tools. Moreover, when in moist conditions, copper emits a greenish layer which forms on the outside of the metal. Therefore, it’s imperative to take good care of the metal, keeping it dry, safe environments.