The lecture covers an Industrial Archaeology trip to the Parys Mountain mine in Anglesey in 2012 and to a large mine in Arizona in 2013. The refining processes are covered as are the multitude of applications for copper, stressing the importance of the metal. Copper is widely recycled and the talk will touch on personal involvement, making a contribution to a charity and the recovery of copper. The talk will be given by Doug Bateman, Farnborough RAE and U3A speaker.
SIHG Zoom meeting: Copper mining , two mines -old and new, and aspects of recycling.
Thursday, 2 February, 2023 - 10:00