Copper cathode is the primary raw material input for the production of copper rod for the wire and cable industry. Copper is also used in the production of brass,copper tube, copper sheet products, and found in over 450 alloys. Copper is found mainly in sulfide minerals and oxide minerals.
Both bronze and brass may include small proportions of a range of other elements including arsenic, lead, phosphorus, aluminium, manganese, and silicon. The distinction is largely historical. Modern practice in museums and archaeology increasingly avoids both terms for historical objects in favour of the all-embracing “copper alloy”. Brass is used for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance; for applications where low friction is required such as locks, gears,[more]