Unique Facts of Mining (1)

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  1. Gold and copper were the 1st metals to be discovered during Primitive Period around 5,000 BC
    copper primitive age
  2. Archeologists have found copper drain pipes from 3,500 BC that are still in good condition
  3. Au is chemical symbol of gold, comes from Latin “aurum” which means shining dawn
  4. Petroleum is used to make over 6,000 items : ink, golf bags, deodorant , DVDs, crayons, etc.
  5. “The Luck of The Irish” is an old expression which came out of the gold and silver rush in 19th century
  6. Approximately, 63% gold is used in jewelry, 20% as coins, 15% in industrial uses, and 1% in dental
  7. Zinc is 100% recyclable
  8. The Cullinan diamond is the largest gem-quality diamond ever found, weighing roughly 3106.75carat (1.37 lb). It was named after the owner of the diamond mine, Sir Thomas Cullinan.
  9. The US is the world’s largest producer of clay, gypsum, lithium, magnesium, phosphate, salt, silica, and sulfur
  10. Most modern electronic devices contain over 35 minerals
    electronic contains gold
  11. Canada is one of the largest mining nations in the world, producing more than 60 minerals and metals


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