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Pennsylvania Rocks and Minerals

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S: Emily Shillinglaw-- Pennsylvania's Rocks and Minerals

BC: Columbium Columbium has a similare make up to that of Tantalum.Columbium is used in special steel-- such as that in pipelines. | Peat Peat is a collection of partially decayed vegetation matter. it is mainly used as a form of fuel. Peat covers 2% of all global land areas.

1: Titanium Titanium is as strong as steel, but far lighter causing it to be used for things such as airplanes and missiles. it is also used in medicinal ways such as titanium bones and pins to set bones in place.

2: Tantalum tantalum is an element that is highly resistant to corrosion, and is also highly conductive of heat. you may be surprised to learn that tantalum is what your camera lens is made of!

3: Talc talc is a metamorphic rock; it can be white, gray, or even green. a common form of talc would be talcum powder. talc is so soft (for a rock) that it can be scratched with a fingernail!

4: Chromium chromium is known for its magnetism, and as well as this, has a high melting point; it is 21st on the scale of the most common elements in Earth's crust. it is commonly used in dyes and pigments also.

5: Coal coal is a combustible sedimentary rock. It is made primarily of carbon, with other elements such as nitrogen in it. Coal is mainly used as fuel.

6: Cadmium Cadmium is in the transition metals family on the Periodic Table of Elements. Cadmium is used in some computers, batteries, TV tubes, and semiconductors. WARNING: Cadmium is HIGHLY TOXIC!

7: Rhenium Rhenium is one of the rarest elements in Earth's crust and has the 3rd highest melting and boiling point out of all elements. its biggest use is in jet engine construction.

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