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George (not 007) Lazenby (10)

George Lazenby Sent Ed a lovely letter in a fancy envelope, and inside were three teeny tiny plastic vials with rubber gaskets and inside them were three foil samples, Thallium, Tantalum,and Palladium. Now, someone on slashdot made a joke about us asking for element donations, saying he'd like people to send him some Au or Ag too. I didn't really expect anyone to send us free gold and silver, but free palladium is pretty darn close! In fact,it's often more expensive than gold. He thoughtfully included a copy of the MSDS (material safety data sheet) for Thallium, so we wouldn't kill ourselves with it. Later he sent several more bigger samples, all of which he got at a surplus auction of his highschool. It seems he was the only one there who appreciated the erbium foil. The samples had been donated to the school by a former student who worked at NIST (National Institute for Standards and Testing), where they had been used as x-ray calibration standards. This means they are probably very pure.
Still later, he sent, on a semi-permanent loan basis, one of the most remarkable samples in the whole table: A three ounce (103.8 gram) bar of solid gold.
Email: george_lazenby(at)hotmail.com

Click any element below to see all the samples of that element, or click on the sample picture to go directly to the description of that sample.

Text and images Copyright (c) 2010 by Theodore W. Gray.

Yttrium Concave Lump
Concave Lump
Yttrium: Info | 3D
Palladium Small rectangle of 0.01mm foil, 99.999%
Small rectangle of 0.01mm foil, 99.999%
Palladium: Info
Neodymium Hunky lump
Hunky lump
Neodymium: Info | Spin | 3D
Samarium Dendritic crystals
Dendritic crystals
Samarium: Info
Erbium Large rectangle of heavy foil
Large rectangle of heavy foil.
Erbium: Info | Spin | 3D | Sound
Tantalum Small rectangle of 0.1mm foil, 99.99%
Small rectangle of 0.1mm foil, 99.99%
Tantalum: Info
Tantalum Large rectangle of heavy foil
Large rectangle of heavy foil.
Tantalum: Info | Sound
Osmium Another antique phonograph needle
Another antique phonograph needle.
Osmium: Info | Sound
Gold Three ounce bar
Three ounce bar.
Gold: Info | Spin | 3D
Thallium 0.1mm foil wrapped into small cylinder, 99.99%
0.1mm foil wrapped into small cylinder, 99.99%
Thallium: Info
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