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The Iron Range

Title: Description of the Chemistry of Ore
Type: Book
Date: 1892
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This page from the Miner's Guide describes how metal appears when it is discovered in rock formations.
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Description of the Chemistry of Ore

Activities:

  1. Of the properties listed here, which ones couldn't you say about most rocks?



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  2. According to this book, would you be very likely to find a shiny lump of iron on the ground?



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  3. What does the book say an ore is?



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  4. The book describes metals as being masked, or hidden, when they are ores. Why might this be?



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