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Similar to minerals, metals are considered as abundant raw materials for crafting products.

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Chinese Compass 指南針
The compass was invented more than 2000 years ago. The Ancient Chinese compass was made from iron oxide, a mineral ore. Iron oxide is also known as lodestone and magneta.

Gong 鑼
It is an percussion instrument that takes the form of a flat, circular metal disc which is hit with a mallet.

Suona 嗩吶
Suona, Wade-Giles romanization so-na, also called laba, Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument, the most commonly used double-reed instrument.

Bronze Vessels 青銅器皿<br /><br />
Bronze Age began around 2000 B.C, Shang and Zhou dynasties. Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, were used to fashion weapons, parts of chariots and ritual vessels. Chinese bronzes are central to Chinese civilization. The ability to manipulate metal…
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