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Copper Ore in game.
Copper Block in game.

Copper is a metal resource added by IC² and generated as ore between layers 10 and 70, with max concentration on level 40[?], usually in groups of up to 10 blocks. It requires a stone pickaxe or better to mine.


These forms of copper are seen during ore processing:

Crushed Purified Dust Tiny
Grid Copper Ore.png
Grid Crushed Copper Ore.png
Grid Purified Crushed Copper Ore.png
Grid Copper Dust.png
Grid Tiny Pile of Copper Dust.png

These forms of copper are seen during metal shaping:

Ingot Block Plate Dense
Grid Copper.png
Grid Copper Block.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Dense Copper Plate.png
Grid Copper Item Casing.png
Grid Copper Cable.png

(All items except for Copper Cable link back to this page.)


Copper is by far one of the most widely used metals in IC2, thanks to the frequency of Copper Cables, Electronic Circuits, and normal and dense copper plates used in crafting recipes. Nearly every mod item uses copper either directly or as a subcomponent, with the exception of things like the Iron Furnace and the MFE.

Crafting-wise, copper ingots are used mostly for blocks to cut into plates more quickly, but also for the Induction Furnace.

Copper item casings are used to craft the Advanced Batpack and Copper Boiler.

Unsmelted copper can also be mixed with tin in a 3:1 ratio to produce Bronze, another useful metal.


It's small, brown and shiny!

Yes, you are RIGHT, it's Copper!

But not that copper, you're thinking about... It's the best Copper in this WORLD!


Copper Ore is better than iron ore or something like that...

It is useful for our machines and for Cables!

To mine it, you need at least a stone pickaxe.

SO BUY IT... or mine it... whatever....


Our company is aware that iron ore is often valued higher than copper ore. People who think so are absolutely right. Then why did we lie to you? Because we can! HAYO!