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To: Bigg Red

I seem to recall something about the first metalsmiths who sculpted with platinum metals (there are four, generally found together in nature) had to dope it with something poisonous (arsenic I think) to keep it malleable long enough to sculpt.


26 posted on 07/29/2013 8:17:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

And I seem to recall that many of the alchemists succumbed to the effects of poisoning. Mercury, IIRC.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 6:59:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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