Copper has the symbol Cu.
Known since ancient times, from the Latin word "cuprum"
meaning the island of "Cyprus".
The discovery of copper dates from prehistoric times. There
are reports of copper beads dating back to 9000 BC found in Iraq.
Methods for refining copper from its ores were discovered around
Atomic Number = 29, Atomic Mass = 63.55, 29 protons, 29 electrons,
Most common use: wire, and copper pipes.