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Magnesium bell housing.
An example of the element Magnesium

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Magnesium bell housing.
This is a great chunk of magnesium. From the breathless eBay listing:
UP FOR AUCTION WE HAVE A TILTON MAGNESIUM BELL HOUSING W/ TRANSMISSION MOUNT / ADAPTER - RAN CHEVY - HOUSING DOES HAVE MINOR CRACK. SET COMES FROM MAJOR NASCAR TEAM AND IS RACE PROVEN- AND READY TO GO!!
I wasn't sure this was real magnesium, but since it was cracked already, I broke off a small piece and tried to light it. I was just about to give up and conclude that it was actually aluminum, but I know how hard magnesium can be to light sometimes. Sure enough, after about 30 seconds with a propane torch, the little bit caught and burned very brightly for longer than you might expect. No question about it, this is solid magnesium (though probably with a few percent of alloying elements).
Source: eBay seller raceprovenparts
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 2 April, 2009
Text Updated: 8 April, 2009
Price: $75
Size: 14"
Purity: >90%
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