PEWTER MINER STANDING WITH PICK SMALL
In 1851 Edward Hargraves, “the first Discoverer of gold in Australia” started the great Australian goldrush. Gold was to become one of the mainstays of the economies of NSW and a young Victoria. Since those ‘gold rush’ days, mining and the miner have proved to be one of Australia’s richest resources….
The spirit and enterprise shown by those first miners ensured Australia’s place as a major world producer of minerals.
Since earlier times, craftsmen have been extracting a small amount of a shiny precious metal (Tin) from a mass of rock, and then using that metal to manufacture articles to decorate their homes.
Tin is the fourth most valuable metal in general use, after Platinum, Gold and Silver, and has been used to manufacture Pewter since those early times.
Modern Pewter is an alloy that contains 92% Tin, 6% Antimony and 2% Copper. The Antimony is used to harden the alloy, and the Copper is used to improve its workability.
To maintain the finish of your Pewter articles, wash in hot water using liquid soap and rinse in almost boiling water. Immediately dry and polish with a soft cloth.
Proudly crafted in Australia by Aradon Pty Ltd. using Australian Tin.
*velvet pouch colours vary / attached story card contains above information