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Rocks and Metals

Metals

 

Gold (Au)

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Some of the world’s oldest metal artefacts are gold. It is instantly recognisable, by its shiny and gold colour. Most gold is used for jewellery, but the electronics industry is using increasing amounts for use in computers.


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Silver (Ag)

Say Cheese! Silver is in photographic film and prints.


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Iron (Fe)

Click to see a larger version of this imageiron weights 2kg and 0.5kg

Iron makes up almost a third of the Earth’s mass. 


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Uranium (U)

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The Deadliest Metal


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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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