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Rocks and Metals

Metals

 

Bismuth (Bi)

Click to see a larger version of this imagebismuth mineral specimen

Bismuth was confused in early times with tin and lead because of its resemblance to those elements.


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Antimony (Sb)

Smudges around the eye; it is in kohl black eyeliner.


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Gold (Au)

24 Carrot?

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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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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