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Rocks and Metals

Metals

 

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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Cassiterite (SnO2)

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Cassiterite gets its name from the Greek word for ‘tin’. 


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How is Tin used?

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Tin is used in a number of industrial processes throughout the world.


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Copper (Cu)

Click to see a larger version of this imagecopper mineral specimen

It’s hard to imagine a world without copper. We rely on copper for supplying power, lighting, heating, communications, and water.


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Comment left by Dave Rowlinson on 2009-10-14 17:54:00

Great website, very informative with lots of great images. Well done

Comment left by jessica on 2012-07-03 11:22:41

good website x

 

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