Copper

Copper
Cu

Copper is widely distributed in the oxidized zones of many sulfide copper deposits where it may be accompanied by cuprite, malachite, azurite, tenorite and limonite. It also occurs in sedimentary rocks and cavities in volcanic rocks. Copper may psuedomorphically replace other minerals such as malachite, cuprite, azurite and chalcopyrite.


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