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Who was the person who discovered copper and what year?

It's for a project,i can't find it anywhere.
Thanks in advance.

copper was known for many thousands of years, as it is one of the few metals that can be found in a metallic state lying on the ground. It's discovery was lost in pre-history.

wikipedia:
Copper, as native copper, is one of the few metals to occur naturally as an un-compounded mineral. Copper was known to some of the oldest civilizations on record, and has a history of use that is at least 10,000 years old. Some estimates of copper's discovery place this event around 9000 BC in the Middle East. A copper pendant was found in what is now northern Iraq that dates to 8700 BC. It is probable that gold and meteoritic iron were the only metals used by humans before copper.

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