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Minerals used to make cans and tins
Bauxite 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:

Goethite Cassiterite
Bauxite (top right), goethite and cassiterite are used to make cans and tins

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