Copper rarity is ridiculous

This is a major issue for me, and possibly other players, as everything else in this game has been fine so far. I wouldn’t care as much if this wasn’t necessary for the backpack, but being unable to have more than 4 inventory slots until I somehow manage to get 15 copper ore is ridiculous. I can’t get one piece of ore, let alone 15. Please, ether make copper more common than iron, or replace copper ingots with cooked food or anything that’s easier to obtain.

It’s because people aren’t clearing out the other junk (anything that people aren’t mining up) so more copper isn’t spawning.