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:
These forms of copper are seen during metal shaping:
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.
Unsmelted copper can also be mixed with tin in a 3:1 ratio to produce Bronze Dust.
Basic crafting is the same for (almost) every metal. Any pre-ingot form, except for the Tiny Pile of Copper Dust, can be smelted into an ingot.
Smelting anything but dust is a waste of resources, though - check the ore processing page to see how to maximize your output.
9 ingots craft into a block and vice versa.
Dust comes from 9 small piles, but you can't craft small piles out of a single dust like you can craft ingots out of a block.
For parts that you make using this metal, plates and item casings and so forth, there's a page for that already.
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