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CLIP 13751

Obtaining copper from ore

Obtaining copper from ore

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Key Info
  • Obtaining copper from ore
  • Duration: 02:39
  • Mark Miodownik is seen on location in the Timna Valley in Israel where the earliest known copper mines are found. Mark shows copper ore and how it was first heated in open fires to purify it. He describes this as the moment man left the Stone Age and entered the age of metals. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in May 2012 as part of the programme Materials: How They Work.
  • Subject:



    Chem: Metals

  • Keywords: Copper, mine, ore, smelt, Timna Valley, MaterialsHowTheyWork
Ideas for use in class
  • As a general introduction to the history of metal use by man. To show how man first purified metal from ore. Could be used in conjunction with 13758
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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