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Rare Earth ElementsRare Earth Elements REEs Special metals used in cell phones, DVDs, batteries, magnets & many other products. Uses of CopperUses of Copper Copper One of the first metals widely used by people and now used in almost every industry. GoldGold Gold An important metal for thousands of years - uses, prospecting, mining, production. Gold ProspectingGold Prospecting Gold Prospecting in the US The history, geography and geology of gold prospecting by USGS.
Uses of ZincUses of Zinc Zinc is the fourth most widely consumed metal after iron, aluminum, and copper. Uses of SilverUses of Silver Uses of Silver Most people think of jewelry and coins, but the uses of silver are primary industrial. Uses of NickelUses of Nickel Nickel is a metal used to make stainless steel and alloys that are hard and heat resistant. Uses of LeadUses of Lead Uses of Lead The soft metal that has been used by humans for more than 5000 years.
Uses of GoldUses of Gold Gold has many properties that make it extremely well-suited for a diversity of industrial uses. BerylliumBeryllium Beryllium is a very light and very stiff metal that has a variety of uses critical to national security. Silversilver Silver - The soft, white, native, metallic element with extreme properties and a diversity of uses. Geology of Rare EarthsGeology of Rare Earths Geology of Rare Earths They are not rare - just rarely found in minable concentrations.
Colored GlassColored Glass Colored Glass Facts A number of metals are used to produce the beautiful colors in glass. ChromiumChromium Chromium The metal that gives the yellow color to school buses and strength to stainless steel. Fireworks!The Science of Fireworks The Science of Fireworks Metal oxides are what produce the bright colors of fireworks.  

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