Khetri Copper Complex and Malanjkhand Copper Project.
Copper was the first metal to be worked by man and its history provides a fascinating insight into man’s ingenuity in utilizing the resources of nature around him, for through out the ages the metal and its principal alloys have contributed vitally to the advancement of civilization.
In the beginning of history it was employed as a material for primitive weapons of self-protection and cooking utensils; now-a-days it would be difficult to find a field of human activity in which copper or its alloys do not play some role.
It is generally agreed that the first major usage of copper was in the kingdoms of the Euphrates and Nile River valleys. Archaeological excavations in the ruins of Ur and Bablon, the tombs of Egypt, yielded ample evidence of the place of the metal in the life of the people of those days.