MEC Sponsors Copper to the World 2024 Conference in Adelaide

MEC is excited to announce our sponsorship of this year’s Copper to the World 2024 conference in Adelaide. Taking place over two days, the event promises to deliver the latest insights and updates on a commodity that is vital to our sustainable future. It stands as a valuable platform for the METS and mining communities alike.

Joining the conference, our CEO, Christofer Catania, and Mining Engineering Manager, Paul King, will be in attendance. Christofer will be taking centre stage as a panellist in the discussion titled “Copper Prospecting in the Digital Age: Tools, Tactics, and Trends.” He eagerly anticipates sharing his insights on how the mining industry can harness digital innovations to enhance copper prospecting methodologies.

Here are the event details:

Date: Tuesday, June 18th – Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

For more information, please visit the event website.

We look forward to engaging with fellow industry leaders and exploring the future of copper mining at Copper to the World 2024!

Copper – The Ancient Metal

Copper was one of the first metals in human history to be utilised and has been a valued material throughout time from helping ancient civilisations emerge from the Stone Age to playing a vital role in the leading-edge technologies of the present day.  It is one of the transitional elements with the symbol Cu and it can be found in its native state or in combination with minerals.

Copper got its name from the Latin word Cuprum, the ancient name for the island of Cyprus where the Romans got much of their copper. It was first used in its native form at least 10,000 years ago but it wasn’t until a few thousand years later when it was alloyed with tin to form bronze, that it really gained momentum as a diverse and practical commodity.

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The Top 10 Metals And Minerals Powering Your Mobile Phone

Technological innovation has blessed us with many wonderful, modern gadgets, but have you ever considered what metals and minerals are used to power them?

Take the example of your mobile phone – most people are inseparable from their beloved iPhones these days (guilty as charged) – and these amazing gadgets are virtual gold mines. Well, not quite.

Many important metals and minerals are now used in your mobile phone’s electronics to enable high-speed performance and data, improved video and gaming and a more vivid and detailed screen.

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