Tin

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Tin ingot
Ingot-tin.png
Stackable 16
Smeltable
Smelt Point 232°C
Smelt Duration 30 s
Smelt Ratio
Requires Container Yes
Items

Tin is a metal. Its main use is to create alloys such as tin bronze and various forms of solder.

Obtaining

Tin can be found as cassiterite, either as a shallow surface deposit or a deep vein. Cassiterite deposits can be found in metamorphic and igneous rock layers.

Cassiterite on its own can be crushed and mixed with water in a barrel to produce diluted cassiterite solution, used in dyemaking.

Usage

On its own, tin ingots can be smelted into tin plates, for use in Archimedes screws.

Alloys

Cassiterite nuggets can be mixed with various metals in a crucible to be smelted into ingots of various alloys.

Alloys of tin
Alloy Smelting temperature Tin % Other metal % Other metal %
Tin bronze 950°C Tin 8-12% Copper 88-92% -
Lead solder 327°C Tin 45-55% Lead 45-55% -
Silver solder 758°C Tin 50-60% Silver 40-50% -


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