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Fallout 76: Where to Get Copper

Copper is found in many common electronics.

by William Schwartz


Copper is one of the uncommon resources in Fallout 76.  The resource is used in most electronic devices.  This means that you’ll need it for things like generators, turrets, power switches, lights, and some of the more advanced mods in the game.  Copper is found throughout the world in Copper veins and deposits and can be harvested directly.  Copper can also be found in a lot of different junk devices which can be scrapped.

There are a few different things to know about Copper.  First, the copper that you get from junk is different from the cooper you get from a vein or deposit.  The raw copper will need to be taken to a chemistry station and smelted into Copper Scraps to use in crafting.  Copper that you find in junk will already be in the form of scrap.

These are the items you should keep an eye out for when trying to get Copper.

Junk items in Fallout 76 that have Copper

  • Acetone Canister
  • Beaker Stand
  • Bird Decoration
  • Blue Table Lamp
  • Bone Cutter
  • Brass Miner’s Lamp
  • Broken Lamp
  • Bunsen Burner
  • Chinese Ornamental Vase
  • Cooking Pot
  • Dehydrated Beef Stock
  • Diced Vegetable Mix
  • Flight Data Recorder
  • Fuse
  • High-Powered Magnet
  • Hot Plate
  • Light Bulb
  • Lighthouse Souvenir
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Meat-flavored Soy Chunks
  • Orange Canister
  • Ornamental Vase
  • Power Relay Coil
  • Pre-War Lamp
  • Radio Jammer
  • Rusty Canister
  • Sensor Module
  • Shadeless Lamp
  • Shadeless Table Lamp
  • Stew Pot
  • Telephone
  • Test Smoke Fuse
  • Test Smoke Lamp
  • Trumpet
  • Vacuum Tube
  • Yellow Canister
  • Yellow Table Lamp

An alternative to looking for Copper in the world is to use the Workshop to get the resources that you need.  Find which Workshop has Copper and then head there and claim it.  Once you do you can put an excavator down and harvest the item that you need instead of hoping to randomly encounter it in the world.  There are multiple Workshops that offer Copper as a resource.

Workshops that have Copper Deposits include:  Billing’s Homestead, Charleston Landfill, Wade Airport, Grafton Steel, Spruce Knob, and Dabney Homestead.

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