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Fireworks

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS DEPEND UPON MINERALS

Americans use nearly 30,000 short tons of fireworks per year.
Most of these fireworks are used on the Fourth of July.

More colors can be created by mixing compounds:

  • ORANGE is produced by a mixture of strontium and sodium.
  • SILVERY WHITE by a mixture of titaniumzirconium and magnesium alloys.
  • LAVENDER is obtained using a copper and strontium mix.

Source:http://www.rocksandminerals.com/fireworks.htm

 

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