Copper Production in Mexico

  • Blanca Maldonado
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3934-5_9872-1
Copper is a metal more easily smelted than iron and has qualities of malleability, reasonable tensile strength, and corrosion resistance that made it commonly used in preindustrial times (Forbes, 1950) (Video 1). From the standpoint of the Middle American peoples, it was the most important metal and played a prominent role in the prehispanic metallurgy of Ancient Mexico (Hosler, 1994). Today, copper is one of the cornerstones of the Mexican economy.

Keywords

Copper Sulfide Porphyry Copper Porphyry Copper Deposit Copper Production Native Copper 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C.ZamoraMexico