Video – Flash Rusting of Four Archaeological Iron Nails


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Text on screen: Flash rusting of four archaeological iron nails. Time elapsed: 6 hours/30 minutes.

Four archaeological iron nails are immersed in water. Time-lapse photography shows the nails rusting in the water over a period of 6.5 hours. First, bright orange corrosion forms in different spots on the nails. These spots grow, the corrosion spreads and the water is stained orange.

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This video was created by the Canadian Conservation Institute and is part of the Understanding flash rusting learning resource.

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