Silicon carbide

Silicon carbide

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Caption: Silicon carbide. This mineral, also known as carborundum, is very rare in nature, but is mass-produced synthetically. It is widely used as an abrasive and in body armour and brake discs for sports cars.

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Keywords: carbon, carborundum, ceramic, chemical, chemistry, compound, iridescent, mass produced, mineral, no-one, nobody, silicon, silicon carbide, synthetic

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