Posted: October 20th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Blog, Metal Symbology | Tags: alchemy, international metals trade, metal standards, metals, Murray Robertson, scrap metal codes, symbolic codes, symbols | No Comments »
Metals have had a long history of symbolic relationships. Most notably, the attachment of symbols to metals can be traced to the ancient science of alchemy. Among other things, alchemists were interested in turning base metals into gold and silver. Along the way, they created some very intriguing elemental alchemy symbolic codes. An engaging modern day interpretation was designed by the artist Murray Robertson and can be found at:
From his Glasgow Print Studio, Robertson has more recently been involved in the visualization of many aspects of scientific study.
A few of the many beautiful metal visualizations created by Murray Robertson
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The Symbology of Metals – Where Art & Business Meet
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Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: peeladmin | Filed under: Company News, Electronic Scrap Recycling, Scrap Metal Recycling | Tags: consumption, economic cycles, Europe, investor, market volatility, metals, October, risk management, solar roadways, USA | No Comments »
What is it about October that seems to bring out the worst in the financial landscape?
The volatility in the markets has continued in force this week. At the time we are writing this blog, the price of metals has taken a significant beating, including copper which has fallen about 25% over the last three weeks alone. Additionally, the Canadian dollar has been driven down about 10% against the U.S. currency since its peak in July and the Toronto Stock Exchange, with its heavy exposure to commodities, has dropped about 20% as the “bears” have come roaring back. Forecasters around the globe are busy re-forecasting economic growth and other important indicators.