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Minerals used in plumbing and wiring
Lead was once used to make pipes. It comes from the mineral galena, but as we now know it is poisonous, copper is used instead. Copper comes from minerals like bornite and chalcopyrite and it isis also used for electrical wiring.
- Stretchy (if you pull hard)
- A good electrical conductor
Bornite (left) and chalcopyrite (right) are used in modern plumbing and wiring
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