Cadmium 50mm Lucite Cube

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Cadmium 50mm Lucite Cube

250.00

Cadmium is an industrial metal best known for making batteries and brightly colored paints but, being about as toxic as lead, consumer goods have been increasingly looking elsewhere for alternatives. In its solid, elemental form it is not particularly dangerous but esconced within a block of acrylic it is the safest way to handle it.

And in this cube we feature cadmium at its absolute best. Since it is a minor metal in electronics there is a tiny amount that goes through the process of zone refining like silicon which is especially effective at removing impurities. This cadmium is one of those rare crystals reserved for that purpose but diverted instead into this ornament. At 99.99999% pure, "seven nines" is by far the highest grade available and, as a bonus, the slugs show clear signs of crystallization on the surface.

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