Iron 50mm Lucite Cube

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Iron (6).JPG

Iron 50mm Lucite Cube

63.00

Suspended at the center of this acrylic cube is a sample of very pure iron. As far as metals go iron is king. No other metal comes anywhere near close to it in terms of raw tonnage to be turned into everything from nails to aircraft carriers. Iron is number one in industry usage not because of its properties but simply due to its being so overwhelmingly common. In fact, pure iron is not found in nature in its elemental state because it oxidizes too easily. In order to prove useful it has to be injected with a slew of other elements to first. And that’s how steel is born.

Curiously, since pure iron is pretty much useless for industry it is rare to find instances where it can be found unalloyed with those other elements. Even the cheapest grades of cast iron will be propped up with additives like carbon and manganese to make it a little hardier against the elements.

That makes this presentation cube a little more special despite the fact that, ultimately, it contains a piece of this planet’s most abundant metal!

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