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Its not known as copper has been known from antiquity. The ancients first learned to smelt copper oxide/carbonate etc., to obtain copper.

This was first done on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea.

The name Copper ' Cuprum ; comes from Kypros ' Cyprus' older name.

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Copper is another one of those common materials whose use has been known since antiquity. Some of the earliest known mines in the world were for copper. The names of those who discovered it are lost to history.

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