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black sand/magnetite

Post  solomon levi on Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:36 pm

My friend and I did a lye burn on some magnetite today - 1/4 cup magnetite to
1-1/8th cup sodium hydroxide. It melted pretty nicely for 1/2 hour.
Doesn't look like oatmeal though. I'll let you know what becomes of it - how much
m-state we get. Volcanic sand is supposed to produce m-3: iridium, rhodium and gold.
I have to boil it for a few hours and then swing the pH.

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Re: black sand/magnetite

Post  pierre on Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:06 am

solomon levi wrote:My friend and I did a lye burn on some magnetite today - 1/4 cup magnetite to
1-1/8th cup sodium hydroxide. It melted pretty nicely for 1/2 hour.
Doesn't look like oatmeal though. I'll let you know what becomes of it - how much
m-state we get. Volcanic sand is supposed to produce m-3: iridium, rhodium and gold.
I have to boil it for a few hours and then swing the pH.


I walk every day for a beach on tons of magnetite black sand.
I II be attentive to your reports.

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