Alloy Geek C210 Copper Standard

Your Analysis Type: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Pedigree: Certified Reference Material (includes certified chemical analysis)
Sale price$249.95


Alloy Geek C210 Gilding Copper Standard

Unlock the classic charm of gilding while embracing contemporary durability with Alloy C210 Gilding. This alloy is perfect for crafting exquisite jewelry, intricate architectural embellishments, or decorative items that stand the test of time. This alloy was used to make penny's for many years!

Chemical Composition Range:

  • Copper (Cu): 95.5% - 96.7%
  • Zinc (Zn): 3.0% - 4.0%
  • Lead (Pb): 0.05% max
  • Iron (Fe): 0.05% max
  • Copper plus named elements, 99.8%

Key Properties:

  • Radiant Appearance: Alloy C210 Gilding exudes the captivating appearance, transforming ordinary creations into opulent masterpieces.

  • Enduring Beauty: This alloy possesses the longevity of copper, ensuring your gilded pieces retain their brilliance over the years.

  • Versatile Craftsmanship: Alloy C210 Gilding is easily shaped, engraved, and molded, making it an ideal choice for crafting fine jewelry, adorning architectural details, and designing ornate artifacts.

  • Resilience to Corrosion: The alloy's inherent resistance to corrosion safeguards the integrity of gilded surfaces, preserving their elegance even in challenging environments.

  • Moderate Conductivity: Alloy C210 Gilding boasts moderate electrical conductivity, making it a versatile choice for applications where both aesthetic and functional performance are paramount.

  • Improved Strength: Beyond its stunning appearance, this alloy offers enhanced mechanical strength, ensuring that your gilded creations maintain their structural integrity.

Other Names for Alloy C210 Gilding:

  • Gilding Metal: A common moniker used to describe copper-zinc alloys like C210, renowned for their use in gilding applications.
  • Red Brass: Reflecting the alloy's reddish hue, which can mimic the look of gold when employed for gilding purposes.
  • Tombac: A historical term often linked with copper-zinc alloys used in decorative gilding, known for their capacity to replicate the opulence of gold.

XRF Samples are thinner samples approximately 1/4 inch thick. OES Standards are thicker in nature and are approximately 1 inch thick. Please Contact Us if you would like to know the specific dimensions of a sample.

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