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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2023 8:55 p.m. PST

…and Patina

"Around 8000 BCE humans began using copper mined from the earth. It was an excellent raw material for making weapons, tools, and jewelry due to its malleability and also that it was ready to use in its raw, unprocessed form. Thousands of years later it was discovered that combining copper and tin would create a much harder, durable metal alloy known as bronze.

When exposed to water and oxygen copper and bronze will oxidase, much like iron. However instead of the familiar reddish-browns and oranges of rusted iron, copper and bronze form a bluish green oxidation known as ‘patina' or ‘verdigris'…"


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