How to Make a Penny Stove: 6 Steps to Your Own Camp Cooker

Image courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsCampers are very familiar with penny stoves as they come in handy for boiling water and cooking simple meals while in camp sites. A penny stove is an excellent, light and cheap replacement for other portable and expensive kerosene stoves. It is sometimes called a Pepsi/soda/beer can stove, a pocket size camp stove … Read more

How to Tell if a Ruby is Real: 4 Expert Ways to Identify

Image courtesy: Wikimedia commonsRuby is undeniably one of the most beautiful gemstones your eyes will ever witness. The crimson light that delicately intertwines with the dark shadows give it a subtle glow that will make any jaw drop at the sight of it. No wonder ruby is much coveted, and many will want to try to … Read more

How to Melt Copper: Tips for Doing It Yourself

Image courtesy: pixabayCopper is one stubborn metal that has a high melting point reaching up to 1,085°C. The conventional way of melting copper is through the use of large-scale equipment for mass producing great quantities of copper, such as induction furnaces and foundries.  However, with the widespread availability and practicality of copper a new, smaller-scale technique … Read more

7 Tips for How to Remove Corrosion from Metal

Image courtesy: flickrHow to Remove Corrosion Using Only Household ProductsCorrosion is of one of the most common problems with metals, which happens when there is oxidation, the process in which metal combines with oxygen. Batteries and some galvanized steel often get corrosion when left unattended for a long time. Corrosion and rust can degrade and weaken … Read more

A Guide on How to Find Gold in California

A Guide on How to Find Gold in California​ Since people first discovered gold in California in the 1800s, the search for the precious mineral has attracted a lot of people and even large mining corporations. According to the California Bureau of Land Management, the state is one of the largest producers of gold in the United … Read more

How Much is Tungsten Worth?: All the Things you Need to Know

Did you know that there is a metal whose unique properties make it an essential component in a number of industrial applications? Tungsten or wolframite is a very dense metal. If you throw it towards something it will just go through it because of its density. Tungsten has a very high melting point, and a hardness … Read more

How to Cut a Geode: 6 Ways to Do It Successfully

How to Cut a Geode Using Different MethodsA geode is a rock that is usually plain on the outside, but contains sparkling crystals in the inside. The term geode came from the Greek word Geoides, which means “earthlike” for the reason that geodes are round like the earth. Formed in the bubbles of sedimentary and volcanic … Read more