The colour properties of prehistoric copper alloys have largely been understudied. Until now.
Bronze Mining News
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.
Four of them were sold before the typo was noticed. They are likely to fetch rocket figures if ever sold.
The 2,000-year-old treasure could be worth millions.
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.