Tiny Mining


Historical early use in smelting.
In molluscs and crustaceans, copper is a constituent of the blood pigment hemocyanin, replaced by the iron-complexed hemoglobin in fish and other vertebrates.
High thermal and electrical conductivity.
Neuronal conductivity – with iron and zinc also.

Toxicology and location

Copper is present in every tissue of the body, but is stored primarily in the liver, with fewer amounts found in the brain, heart, kidney, and muscles
Together with iron, it enables the body to form red blood cells.
It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption.

Insufficiency / Mining Side Effects

Menkes, Wilson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease
Many of the substances that protect us from excess copper perform important functions in our neurological and endocrine systems, leading to diagnostic difficulties. When they are used to bind copper in the plasma, to prevent it from being absorbed in the tissues, their own function may go unfulfilled. Symptoms often include mood swings, irritability, depression, fatigue, excitation, difficulty focusing, and feeling out of control.

Private mining applications

Neuronal re-wiring.

Industrial scale mining

Integrated circuits, PCBs, wiring, cables, nutritional supplements, fungicides.

  1. 22 Nov Moon

    Copper by Dennis

    The half-moon on the last day of chelation, captured by Pascal Walhof. From the first… read more

  2. 19 Nov

    Copper by Dennis

    Finally some proper food! This was dinner, steamed a bunch of oysters + chipotle tabasco,… read more

  3. 18 Nov

    Copper by Dennis

      Not much food today, no time, to much work. All this talk about metals… read more

  4. 17 Nov

    Copper by Dennis

    Last time I had oysters I…expelled more than only copper, but all of my contents… read more