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History of the discovery of metals by Mind Map: History of the
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History of the discovery of metals

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Extraction of Metals


Heating ore with carbon



Factors affecting rarity of metals


Boiling point & Melting point

Appearance and detectability


First metal discovered: Gold

Metal discovered in 6000BC

Metals with low reactivity are discovered first

86 metals discovered so far

Previous uses of metals

Form of monetary currency

Component for weapons

Measure of wealth and infulence