In the kitchen ...
Minerals used to make cans and tins
Aluminium cans and foil are made from a material called bauxite. Tin cans are made from steel and coated in tin. Steel comes from the iron rich minerals like goethite, and tin comes from cassiterite.
Together, these minerals make cans and tins:
- Do not rust
- Compressible (squashable)
Bauxite (top right), goethite and cassiterite are used to make cans and tins
Find out about the minerals we use every day...
Building a house
In the kitchen
Around the home
Transport and technology
Neat and tidy
Health and medicine
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