Why is copper so valuable to people?

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Copper is a mined resource, so the supply of copper is limited to the amount successfully mined and processed. Processing consists of shipping, separating, purifying, and then making it in to a useful shape or form. Once in the marketable form people can purchase it for use. Products like Wire for conducting electricity, pipe for a variety of piping systems, and electronics like motors and transformers are some good examples. when the demand for copper exceeds the supply the prices rise. So to answer your question most people value copper for it's recycling value, but without copper the wires, pipes, and electronics would have to be made with something else which may not be as convnient.
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