Did you know copper kills virus?

Some hospitals coat surfaces with copper, and several manufacturers of face masks include a layer of copper oxide. More than 22 million tons of copper is mined every year, mostly in opencast and underground mines.

See how much copper (or other commodities) is produced and processed in Europe in the now electronically European Minerals Yearbook, updated under the Mintell4EU project.

Source: European Minerals Yearbook – Data For Copper http://minerals4eu.brgm-rec.fr/m4eu-yearbook/index.html