Noble Metals (Planet Earth)
Time Life Education

Noble Metals (Planet Earth)

  • Publish Date: 1985-07-14
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Jeffrey St. John;Time-Life Books

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This volume discusses the creation, locations and uses of Noble Metals on Planet Earth. Ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, osmium, iridium, platinum, and gold; these are considered by most to be the Noble Metals. From Ur in ancient Mesopotamia some 3000 years B.C. to today, these metals are some of the most valued in the world. Learn about their uses, locations and historical prominence in this volume from the Planet Earth series. Included are a multitude of spectacular photos including spectacular crystalline forms of gold and silver. Chapters include: An Eternal Quest for Riches The Genesis of Mineral Treasures Prospecting for the Mother Lode The Peerless Platinum Family New Uses to Serve a New Age Essays include: Creations of Nature's Forge The Minted Wealth of Nations The Fiery Origins of Ores Wresting Gold from the Nether World The Majestic Legacy of Gold The volume also includes: Acknowledgements Bibliography Picture Credits Index

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