COPPER INGOT | ART AT POINT RUSTON
Created by Asarco –
Contract to Display by Karen Pickett
XX” H x XX” W x XX” D
Copper ore would arrive at the Asarco Tacoma Smelter at about 30% purity. At 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit, the rock was melted, processed and refined, culminated in these 99.9% pure copper wire bars. The 500 pound bars of refined copper where then shipped around the world for use as electrical wire, plumbing, currency and more.
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