Why Our World Would End If Copper Disappeared | Part One – Places…

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Howdy Explorers, firstly let me welcome you all to WOX [World of Xplorations] and I hope you have a great discover today.

Today we will be looking at copper, from places, slang, people plus much more other categories as we go on a journey of discovery to undercover what the world would be like without copper.  

Places

Did you know that some places in the world share their name with the chemical material copper? No! There are 13 places which have the name copper within its name.

Copper, Jackson County, Oregon

Copper is a former community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Copper was located about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the Oregon–California border, near the mouth of Carberry Creek. Copper was named for the copper mining in the region, including at the Blue Ledge mine just over the state line in California. The town had a post office from 1924 until 1932.

The townsite was inundated in 1980 when Applegate Lake was formed by damming the Applegate River.

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Read more on Mail Tribune, it goes in great depth about the town flooding which made it a underwater ghost town.

Copper, Wallowa County, Oregon

Copper was an unincorporated community and now a ghost town in Wallowa County, Oregon on the bank of the Snake River.

Still operating in the former community is the Copper Creek Lodge.

Copper Country

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The Copper Country is an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States, including all of Keweenaw County, Michigan and most of Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties as well as part of Marquette County. The area is so named as copper mining was prevalent there from 1845 until the late 1960s, with one mine (the White Pine mine) continuing through 1995. In its heyday, the area was the world’s greatest producer of copper.

The Copper Country is largely rural, and much of it has been designated as state parks or similar designations. These include McLain State Park, Porcupine Mountains State Park, and the Copper Country State Forest. The Keweenaw National Historical Park includes several important sites relating to the area’s copper mining history.

Copper Lakes

There are two copper lakes in the world:

  • Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Whatcom County, Washington

Copper Lake (Whatcom County, Washington)

Copper Lake is located in North Cascades National Park, in the U. S. state of Washington. Copper Lake lies along the route followed by the Copper Ridge Trail, which is accessed from a trailhead in Mount Baker National Forest. The hike to the lake is over 11 mi (18 km) one-way and includes an altitude gain of almost 2,000 ft (610 m). Copper Lake is .75 mi (1.21 km) northeast of the Copper Mountain Fire Lookout.

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Copper Mine Gulch

Copper Mine Gulch is a valley in Marin County, California, United States, which is associated with a small stream.

The stream descends the western slope of the Bolinas Ridge, passing the mine from which it receives its name, and flows through the town of Dogtown into the San Andreas Rift Valley. The creek then continues southwards and flows into Pine Gulch Creek.

Most of Copper Mine Gulch is in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is known as “The Gulch” by residents of Dogtown.

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Copper Nunataks

The Copper Nunataks (74°22′S 64°55′WCoordinates: 74°22′S 64°55′W) are a cluster of nunataks 4 nautical miles (7 km) across, situated at the head of Wetmore Glacier, 11 nautical miles (20 km) west-southwest of Mount Crowell, in southern Palmer Land. The group was mapped by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and from U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photography, 1961–67. The name was given by Peter D. Rowley, USGS geologist to this area (1970–71 and 1972–73), who reported that the nunataks contain the largest known copper deposits in Antarctica.

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Copper River (Alaska)

The Copper River or Ahtna River (/ɑːtˈnə/), Ahtna Athabascan ‘Atna’tuu ([ʔät.näʔ.tu]), “river of the Ahtnas,” Tlingit Eeḵhéeni ([iː.qʰhiː’.nɪ]), “river of copper,” is a 290-mile (470 km) river in south-central Alaska in the United States. It drains a large region of the Wrangell Mountains and Chugach Mountains into the Gulf of Alaska. It is known for its extensive delta ecosystem, as well as for its prolific runs of wild salmon, which are among the most highly prized stocks in the world. The river is the tenth largest in the United States, as ranked by average discharge volume at its mouth.

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Copper Salmon Wilderness

The Copper Salmon Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in the Southern Oregon Coast Range and is part of the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest. The wilderness area was created by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2009.

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That’s all the places, for now, there is mountain yet to climb and we will climb them in Part 2.

Elements, materials, and technology

  • Copper, an ornamental sheet of metal used by the indigenous tribes of the North American West Coast region, and a symbolic representation of a slave
  • Copper, telecommunications jargon for twisted pair connections
  • Copper, the Manhattan Project’s codename for plutonium
  • Copper, short for “co-processor”, part of the original Amiga chipset
  • Copper Project, a cloud-based project management software tool
  • “Honest-to-God copper”, actual copper (a pun on the slang for police officer)

Colour

Thats all for now explorers, if you liked our first article on World of Xploratio. please leave a comment and shout out to all your mates about this great blog you just discovered.

Part 2 will be out soon so keep checking back.

Chaw For Now Explorers

Mike

 

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