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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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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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Comment left by Polo on 2011-09-08 23:10:25

Trends in global tin production have changed significantly since the 1985 tin crisis. In 2009 statistics for the world’s major tin producing countries is estimated as China (44%), Indonesia (21%), Peru (14%), Bolivia (7%), Brazil (5%) and Dem Rep of Congo (4%).

 

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Some of the arsenic exported to America may have been re-imported to Lancashire carried in cotton bales as calcium arsenate pesticide used to combat the boll weevil. Seven million tons of American cotton were imported to Lancashire from 1920-1950

 

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