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How much do we really know about these mystery metals? Alien Files Unsealed s3e11: UFO Metals, History 2014
There is no other known snail that has a metal fortified shell. Even in the animal kingdom we don’t know of anything else that has a metal fortified shell. The animals have spent evolutionary time honing the composition of a shell to make it deflect predators, to make it strong. So it’s like having armour, right. Here’s this little animals that sits in this warm water that’s coming out, this metal ridge, and it’s sitting there mining these metals. Professor Cindy van Dover, marine biologist Duke University North Carolina
Here’s metal more attractive. William Shakespeare, Hamlet III ii 117
We’ve transformed matter to create the world that we live in. Mark Miodownik, Metal: How It Works I, BBC 2017
The story of how materials have driven human civilisation from the stage age to the silicon age is the most exciting story in science. ibid.
Everything around us is shaped by metal. Metal has driven human civilisation … and yet it’s mysterious stuff. ibid.
We’ve engineering this metal to have a memory. ibid.
With copper they could make strong tools better than they’d had before. ibid.
Metals are made of crystals … Atoms are arranged in a lattice structure but they’re not static … They can move, rearrange themselves. ibid.
The Romans were experts at manipulating iron. ibid.
Steel: the strong reliable metal the Victorian engineers needed to fulfil their ambitions. ibid.
Steel: He could make tons of the stuff in this – his Bessemer converter. ibid.
Aluminium would be the metal of the next century … Aluminium is three times lighter than steel. ibid.
Metals were dynamic crystals. ibid.
Super-alloys were some of the strongest metals we had every created. ibid.
This is mining country: tin and copper are found in this area, and have been worked here for over four thousand years. The Cornish coast is full of holes, hacked out of the granite by miners desperate to find metal ore. Mark Williams, Industrial Revelations s2e8: Heavy Metal, Discovery 2005
By the 1860s there were three hundred and forty mines across Cornwall; fifty thousand people were working above and below the surface. ibid.
By the 1860s the Cornish mining boom was over. ibid.
J P Morgan: they pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of manipulating the precious metals market for eight years. Gaming Wall Street II, Skyy Documentaries 2022