Copper

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Copper

Abundance: ???% (crust)

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Copper is a metal that is ductile and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. Until more of the Martian surface has been prospected, it is impossible to know how much settlements will be able to rely on this metal.

Use

Electrical Wire and Cables

Due to its excellent conductivity, copper is widely used to transmit electricity. Copper is easily drawn into wire.

Construction Material

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Industry

Copper is used in many alloys such as Bronze (with Tin).

Consumer Goods

Copper is used in jewelry and food preparation utensils.