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Copper leaf in bottle.
An example of the element Copper

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Copper leaf in bottle.
This is a little souvenir bottle of copper leaf from a gift shop at the Keystone sky resort in Colorado (nice place, by the way). Silver mining was big in that area, with several towns (Silverthorn, Silverplume, etc) named for it. I'm not sure, but given that they are in the same column in the periodic table and therefore share chemical properties, it stands to reason that copper and silver would be found together in the same mines. The amount of copper in this bottle is microscopic because it, like gold, can be hammered into extremely thin leaf form. I have similar bottles listed under gold and silver.
Source: Keystone Resort
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 8 March, 2008
Text Updated: 8 March, 2008
Price: $8
Size: 2"
Purity: 95%
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