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Rocks and Metals

Metals

 

How is Copper used?

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The first copper objects were decorative - because copper is attractive and easy to shape into objects like earrings, rings, bracelets, combs and mirrors. Copper can be mixed with other metals to create alloys such as bronze (copper and tin) or brass (copper and zinc).


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Products and Properties

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Tin Plate: One of the most important uses of tin was to coat or ‘plate’ other metals. 


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Other metals in Cornwall

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What metals do you find down Cornish mines?


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Tungsten (W)

Click to see a larger version of this imagetungsten filament in a light bulb

Switch on a light bulb and it's there for all to see. 


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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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