Copper Costs Fall Regardless Of Signs Of Looming Essential Metal Shortage

A further option came along with the improvement of Muntz metal, an alloy made of 40% zinc and 60% copper patented by George Muntz in 1832. Early copper smelting strategies varied across the ancient globe. In 1824, the British scientist William Sturgeon performed an experiment. He wrapped bare copper wire about a horseshoe-shaped piece of iron and ran an electrical current by means of the wiring. The Phoenicians shipped copper…Read More