This Page has a lot of useful links to learn more about copper, it's history, and why it's such an amazing Element.
A Great State of Copper Summary
Here is a link to an excellent article on copper and copper in Arizona. It conveys a lot of necessary information in an exceptionally concise and engaging manner, and I highly recommend reading it!
Copper is not just a family endeavor for some: be it State, Company, or close relations... It is an endeavor that benefits everyone, everywhere.
In my humble opinion, art is rightfully the least among uses of copper, yet art as a whole has from the dawn of humanity been intrinsic to the evolution of technologies... and continues to inspire us all in countless ways.