This copper ore associated with lead was available from Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Rajputana and Hazaribagh. ... no doubt that the tin content of 4.5- 13.2 per cent is not accidental, but was added intentionally to produce an alloy suitable for cutting tools or other purposes. ... Apart from this, as bronze was limited, they confined its use for special material, i.e., tools, razors, jewellery, etc., (MS-II, 481-83) Atanbsp;...
|Title||:||Minerals and Metals in Ancient India|
|Author||:||Arun Kumar Biswas, Sulekha Biswas|