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Subject: Has anyone made high grade steel from basalt lava rock?

Date: Tue Aug 10 03:26:33 1999
Posted by Jae Heaphy
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Dewey State/Province: Arizona Country: U.S.A.
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 934269993.Eg

Some 25 years ago I saw on a Nova program how a university (unknown) was exper-
imenting on basalt and found that the lava rock can be made into a steel/metal that
is 3 times stronger than iron ore processed steels made today, as light as aluminum
and can be made almost transparent. A few months ago I saw on a news broadcast
that a car manufacturer was using a new type of lightweight steel. I need to know: is
this the metal made from basalt and who is making it? This knowledge of who's 
making this metal may just get me a job I desperately need.     Thank You, Jae.

Re: Has anyone made high grade steel from basalt lava rock?

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