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T Warburton token penny, 1862

This is a round copper token featuring the name, business and address of the issuer: T Warburton / Iron and Zinc Spouting Works / 11 Little Bourke St West / Melbourne. The reverse shows a wheat sheaf bound with cord standing in a field. Above this scene is 'Advance Australia' and below it the year. The token has a diameter ...

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Getting iron out of breakfast cereal

You probably know your body needs iron and that you can get it from the foods you eat. Join the Surfing Scientist team as they attempt to extract iron from a bowl of breakfast cereal. What method do you think they will use?

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A smoking, exploding thermal reaction

Want to see rust ignite and turn into molten iron? Put on your safety goggles and join Rubin Meerman as he observes Associate Professor Adam Bridgeman's demonstration of a combustion reaction.

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Anchor from the 'St Jean Baptiste'

This is a large anchor, made of wrought iron in about 1760. It is 4.45 metres long, 2.87 metres wide and 68 centimetres thick, and weighs 1400 kilograms. It is one of three anchors lost at Doubtless Bay in the north of the North Island of New Zealand on 27 December 1769 from the 'St Jean Baptiste', a ship captained by Jean ...

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HMS 'Investigator' anchor, 1795

This is the best bower anchor from HMS 'Investigator', in which Matthew Flinders circumnavigated and charted the Australian coastline from 1801 to 1803. The anchor is made from smelted wrought iron and was made in 1795. It is 4.23 m in length and weighs 1,230 kg.

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Australia's mineral wealth, 1934 - asset 18

This is an excerpt from the end of a black-and-white film titled 'Mineral wealth', produced by Australian Government Film Products in 1934 to highlight Australia's mineral wealth. The commentary is backed by light organ music. The excerpt shows some of the operations at the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) ...

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Quarrying at Iron Knob, c1930

This is a black-and-white photograph of about 1930 showing the mining of iron ore at Iron Knob, South Australia. The image captures the moment when a charge was fired to release ore from the rock face of a hill that had been previously worked. To the right of the explosion is a large mechanical shovel, and there is a light ...

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Blast furnace animation

This resource is about blast furnaces and innovations in smelting iron in 18th-century Britain. The animation show how a blast furnace used a combination of iron ore and limestone with coke to produce iron. Students read text material and then view the animation, which also includes a segment on how to build a blast furnace.

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Digging up Earth's resources

Watch how resources are dug out of the ground and used in the construction of materials all around us. Discover how we rely on geology and the extraction of Earth's mineral and petrochemical products in our daily lives.