Metal - History

History

The nature of metals has fascinated mankind for many centuries, because these materials provided people with tools of unsurpassed properties both in war and in their preparation and processing.

Sterling gold and silver are known to man since the Stone Age. Lead and silver were molten down from ores since the fourth millennium BC.

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