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Rocks and Metals

Rocks

 

Granite

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Granite forms the backbone of Cornwall stretching from Dartmoor in Devon South-westwards to the Isles of Scilly.


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Killas

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The metamorphic rock surrounding a Granite intrusion is in Cornwall, is known as Killas or Greenstone.


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Metals

 

Metal Alloys

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An alloy is two or more metals mixed together.


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Tin (Sn)

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Tin is one of the few metals which has been used and traded by humans for more than 5000 years.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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