Tin is technically considered a magnetic metal. However, the magnetic properties of tin are so weak that it could generally be considered to be non-magnetic. More »

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The majority of tin is mined using bucket-line dredging. In this mining method, an endless chain of buckets transports the soil that contains the tin from the excavation site to the area where it is washed and roughly co... More »

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Tin is an element that is made up of the mineral cassiterite and mined from the crust of the earth. The combination of cassiterite and carbon in a high heat setting forms the type of tin that is used in modern applicatio... More »

Zinc is generally not a magnetic metal. However, it can be made slightly magnetic when exposed to a very strong magnetic field, but this property immediately dissipates as soon as it is removed from the field. More »

Bronze is not magnetic, which is due to the fact that it is an alloy composed of copper and tin, neither of which are magnetic. Most metals are not magnetic, with only a few exceptions, such as iron, cobalt and nickel. More »

Some examples of metals include, lead, gold, zinc, tin, uranium, silver, sodium and nickel. In order to be a metal, a substance must be crystalline when solid and an elementary substance. More »

No one knows who discovered tin because it was known to the ancients. The Romans referred to tin as stannum, and this is reflected in its symbol, Sn. It's also one of the few elements that has an alchemical symbol. More »

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