Virtual Museum ID: 19-BMM04

Specimen Summary

Crucible is a container in which metals/minerals are melted or calcined at high temperatures. This crucible is made out of clay. Historically crucibles are made from clay; however, they can be made from any material that withstands melting temperatures.

Ore found in the mountain had to be assayed in order to determine what metals were present and in what quantities. This was done in the Assay lab using the fire assay method where ore was crushed then melted to extract the metals. The ore would have been melted in a crucible like this.

Specimen Data


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Britannia Mining Museum (BBM)

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Off Display, Not Public

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Britannia Beach, B.C.

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Britannia Mining Museum

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10 (NAD 83)

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