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Riches from the Earth: The Story of Our Mineral Resources (Large Print)
Riches from the Earth The Story of Our Mineral Resources - Large Print Author:Carroll Lane Fenton, Mildred Adams Fenton This book is crammed with facts about RICHES FROM THE EARTH from Aluminum to Zinc — FOR EXAMPLE, IT TELLS YOU - — Why aluminum has to be made where there is plenty of water power. — What mineral was just an oddity until 1865 but now helps keep us warm and safe. — A dozen uses for borax more important than those we usually think about, such as eye-wa... more »sh.
What rock we often burn to heat our homes.
What happened to the American Indians who first mined copper.
When a mineral is a gem.
A metal that is liquid.
An alloy that makes a magnet that can lift 4,450 times its own weight.
What Americn city stands upon a rock formation containing seven mellion barrels of oil per square mile, though no one can get it.
A mineral that we seldom notice but eat every day.
That gold is yellow - but guess what color it turns glass.
What most talc is used for, since only a little of it goes into talcum powder.
The hardest material made by men. It is used in tools that stay sharp up to a hundred times as long as the toughest steel.« less