Artificial Mineral Re-Created by Reverse Engineering Tech

How easy can you get hold of precious metals and stones in their natural form? Gold, copper, tantalum, aluminum is surely more commonly seen in varying forms of artifacts such as technological, artistic, auto parts, electric, machinery, etc. In addition to their number of applications, these metals also have great recycling properties, giving life to new devices at any time.

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However, once the precious elements leave their mineral form, there is no way back to it until two artists had a great idea to create an artificial mineral from old metal parts. As part of the project “Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen” an artificial mineral was created: H / AlCuTaAu. The project was commissioned for Arbeid van de Dag, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam.

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The artwork uses precious metals and stones that previously comprised old computers, electric drills, cellphones, and other machinery components recovered from a bankrupt factory. The reverse-engineering work is a result of extensive research and “speaks of the provenance of technological artifacts and the value of labor”, says Cohen and van Balen, the artists behind the art piece. They have a really poetic way of showing the tension and entanglement between technology and nature to create artificial minerals, unnatural animals and poetic machines.

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Cohen and van Balen are well known artists with art pieces such as 75 Watt acquired as a permanent collection by the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA in New York City.

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Source and pictures: cohenvanbalen.com, thecreatorsproject.vice.com, nextnature.net

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How Should You (Not) to Use Gold?

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If only I had a lot of gold, I would have a bathroom of gold and every day I would use golden toilet paper to wipe my tush. Come on, who really wants to use gold that way? Well apparently there are people who do, because some companies manufacture gold bathrooms and gold toilet paper. People can purchase 22-carat gold toilet paper rolls with US 1.4 million in Dubai. These are not the only weird instances of using gold. The expensive material has made a lot of people crazy.

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Some people take really extreme with gold. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Creative out-of-the-box thinking has made it possible for people to create beautiful gold masterpieces.

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The list of unusual gold products is long. Vibrators, iPhones. MacBooks, Legos, Coffee makers, Christmas Trees and so on. There are even golden Porches and Mercedes cars. A golden iPhone 5 is worth of seven normal iPhone 5s.

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Even more interesting is that they even make edible objects out of gold. There are gold cheese, ice cream, chocolate and mineral water with gold chips. Do some people actually have so much gold that they can afford to eat it? See the list of original articles to find out more of bizarre gold objects.

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Pictures and original articles: Buzzfeed.com, Oddandstrange.blogspot.com, Nuffy.net, swns.com, Goldstriker

铁矿石简介-较于碳钢

凡是含有可经济利用的铁元素的矿石叫做铁矿石。铁矿石的种类很多,用于炼铁的主要有磁铁矿(Fe3O4)、赤铁矿(Fe2O3)和菱铁矿(FeCO3)等。铁矿石试样经盐酸溶解后,其中的铁转化为Fe3+。在强酸性条件下,Fe3+可通过SnCl2还原为Fe2+。Sn2+将Fe3+还原完毕后,甲基橙也可被Sn2+还原成氢化甲基橙而褪色,因而甲基橙可指示Fe3+还原终点。

铁矿石是国际大宗商品,战略物资,属于经济命脉一类的东西。世界铁矿资源集中在澳大利亚、巴西、俄罗斯、乌克兰、哈萨克斯坦、印度、美国、加拿大、南非等国。中国作为世界上最大的铁矿石需求国,自身的铁矿石储量虽然不算少,但品质不幸比较低,从工业经济的角度来讲,倒不如从盛产富铁矿的澳大利亚、巴西等国进口。

可以直接投入炼钢炉炼钢的铁矿石旧称“平炉富矿”,可以直接用于炼铁的铁矿石旧称“高炉富矿”,都带个“富”字。这些富矿一般是磁铁矿和赤铁矿,它们的含铁量都在70%以上。

贫矿,或者是有害杂质较多的铁矿,则需要先经过选矿,成本一下子就上去了。铁矿石的分类十分复杂,可以按主要成分、有害杂质、结构形态、脉石种类等许多角度来分,每种角度都能分出许多种,工业上选用哪一种,对应于什么样的工艺流程,有非常多的讲究,是一门很大的学问。

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磁铁矿

磁铁矿

是一种氧化铁的矿石,主要成份为Fe3O4,是Fe2O3和FeO的复合物,呈黑灰色,含Fe72.4%,O27.6%,具有磁性。在选矿时可利用磁选法,处理非常方便;但是由于其结构细密,故被还原性较差。经过长期风化作用后即变成赤铁矿。

赤铁矿

赤铁矿

也是一种氧化铁的矿石,主要成份为Fe2O3,呈暗红色,比重大约为5.26,含Fe70%,O 30%,是最主要的铁矿石。由其本身结构状况的不同又可分成很多类别,如赤色赤铁矿、镜铁矿、云母铁矿、粘土质赤铁等。

褐铁矿

褐铁矿    这是含有氢氧化铁的矿石。它是针铁矿  HFeO2和鳞铁矿FeO(OH)两种不同结构矿石的统称,呈现土黄或棕色,含有Fe约62%,O 27%,H2O 11%,多半是附存在其它铁矿石之中。

铁相对于碳钢,含碳量高出很多,但是在很多特性上,例如韧性上碳钢要胜出一筹。在名佳利,我们提供多种多样的碳钢产品,包括基本的钢板,钢管,覆铜钢带,甚至还有锅炉板等产品。我们能满足您的需求,让您充分体会到一站式采购的快感。

Andrew G.//SMC Editor