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Copper – the Versatile Metal

Copper is one of the most common metals, and it’s a good thing since we use it for everything from household wiring, instruments to vehicle propellers and more. Copper is so widely used in fact, that …

Tips for Investing in Gold

Following the financial crisis of 2008 more and more people have come to realize the importance of investing in gold. When there’s turmoil in the stock market or the dollar is unstable, gold provides …

Why Lead is a Health Hazard

From toys to paint to other products, you’ll often read on the label that it is lead free, testament to how safe it is. And even if you’re not an expert on metals you know that products with lead must…

Why Lithium is in Demand

Most people who own a computer, tablet or smartphone will have heard of lithium, and why not as most of these devices use lithium ion batteries. Those in the medical field are also familiar with lithi…

What is a Tantalum?

Ask people to name metals and they’ll mention iron, platinum and titanium, but few will mention tantalum. No surprise because it’s not widely known and rarely talked about. While it is a rare metal, i…

The Many Uses of Iridium

Not a lot of people are familiar with iridium, but it’s one of the most widely used metals today. This chemical element is more corrosion resistant than any other metal, and it also happens to be one …

Why Platinum is Highly Valued

If you trade commodities, one of the things you’ll notice is that platinum is highly valued. Today gold is more expensive, but based on historical data platinum is usually more expensive. There are ma…

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