Bronze Mining News

Prehistoric bling: Research uncovers factors behind the development of earliest copper alloys

The colour properties of prehistoric copper alloys have largely been understudied. Until now.

The Oscar: How it's made and what it's worth

The modern Oscar stands 13.5 inches tall with a weight of 8.5 lbs, and it is made of solid bronze with a electroplated coating of 24-karat gold.

Thousands of gold, silver Vatican’s medals misspell ‘Jesus’

Four of them were sold before the typo was noticed. They are likely to fetch rocket figures if ever sold.

Cache of gold, silver and bronze jewellery unearthed in Ukraine

The 2,000-year-old treasure could be worth millions.

Rio Tinto hands over metal used to make Olympic medals to organisers

The first metal that will be used to make London Olympics medals was handed over to organisers Friday. Mining company Rio Tinto, who will supply the metal, gave a lump of ore to Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London 2012 Games.