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Mineral of the month: tin

January 1, 2005

Tin was one of the first metals discovered by humans and, like most metals, tin is rarely used by itself. Most tin is used as a protective coating or as an alloy with other metals in a diverse range of commercial and defense applications.

Publication Year 2005
Title Mineral of the month: tin
Authors James F. Carlin
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geotimes
Index ID 70045834
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center