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Tin
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Along with iron, copperlead, and the precious metals, tin is one of the most important metals, used since prehistoric times (Smelting, by-products of). Its deposits are associated with granite. Economically recoverable mineral deposits are rare [3. 11–17]: in Europe they are concentrated in Cornwall and Devon, along with the “tin province of the Ore Mountains” in the Ore Mountains of Saxony and Bohemia and in the Fichtel Mountains. Other deposits in France (Britta…

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Bartels, Christoph, “Tin”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030788>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831



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