The Top Copper Producing Countries In The World
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Regarding this, what is copper formed and where was it found?
Copper found in the free metallic state in nature is called "native copper." It is found throughout the world as a primary mineral in basaltic lavas. The greatest known deposit of copper is in porphyries formed by volcanic activity in the Chile's Andean Mountains.
Which countries produce copper?
Top Copper Producers
- Chile. The top producers of copper are found throughout the world.
- China. The second top producer is China, though the copper mining industry here is nowhere near the production capacity of Chile.
- United States.
- The Democratic Republic of Congo.
Where do you find copper in Australia?
Australia's main copper mining centres are in the Mount Isa/Cloncurry region of Queensland and at Olympic Dam in South Australia. The Mount Isa mine, which also produces large tonnages of lead, zinc and silver, currently is the largest copper producer in Australia and is one of the world's biggest underground mines.