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Rocks and Metals

Metals

 

Copper (Cu)

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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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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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Comment left by geo on 2010-08-01 15:31:08

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Comment left by toasty redhead on 2011-05-29 10:54:31

I never thought of it that way, well put!

 

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%).

 

Comment left by James Lever on 2011-11-21 02:58:09

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

 

Comment left by frederick jatong on 2012-05-19 08:39:52

I pray one day to visit a mine like this.

 

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