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Cast ingot.
An example of the element Antimony

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Cast ingot.
I made this one-pound (approximately) ingot by casting molten antimony into a graphite mold. When it was cooled to the point I could pick it up with a paper towel, I noticed a must unusual thing: The block was pinging like a bowl of Rice Crispies made out of silver bells. It went on for minutes and was really quite beautiful, much nicer than the tin or indium cries one reads about. I wonder if it's a coincidence that three elements in a row in the periodic table, indium, tin, and antimony, all cry when cooled or bent. I hope to record this antimony sound soon.
Source: www.theantimonyman.com
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 8 August, 2003
Price: $4/pound
Size: 3.5"
Purity: 99.9%
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