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Tungsten is a naturally spawning, rare mineral added by RedPower 2. It has a strong resemblance of Coal and can only be distinguished by its lack of black definition like Coal.

This block is considered to be most common near bedrock; however not proven. Its rarity makes it scarcer than both Diamonds and Uranium. It can be collected with an iron pickaxe or higher. Eloraam (RedPower 2's creator) has indicated that Tungsten will have a use in a future update of the mod. Because of its rarity, it was previously used as a material for Condensors, but as of Tekkit Lite, they have no use whatsoever.

Trivia

  • In reality, Tungsten is extremely hard with an array of interesting physical properties. A density nearly twice that of lead and the highest melting point of any pure metal (3422°C (6192 F) and second highest of the periodic table (carbon being the highest at 3500 C (6400 F). Tungsten is used for making the filiment in light bulbs because of this. Also, because of its notable hardness it is alloyed with steel to make it harder, and Tungsten-Carbide alloy tool bits are also used in machine tooling of hard materials, such as alloys, and steels because of their incredible strength.
  • Another use of Tungsten is in agriculture (farming).
  • "Tungsten" comes from the two Swedish words, "Tung" and "Sten", which translates to heavy stone. On the periodic table it is represented with W which stands for the german word "Wolfram" (pronounced volf-rom) meaning wolf metal.

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  • Tungsten Ore

    3 messages
    • Unbreakable is something I disagree with as there are already enough ways to achieve this. High durability, and perhaps higher performance too...
    • Personally, I think that this would be used in the making of some kind of super-furnace or maybe evne light bulbs. Its not a very original id...
  • tungsten ore

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    • on circlecraft, you can trade 1 tungsten for 2 diamonds, like in tekkit classic
    • Tungsten in Tekkit Classic used to be very useful in the creation of diamonds...Everytime I saw one of those, I was like: "YES ! Tungs...

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