Yttrium 50mm Lucite Cube

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Yttrium 50mm Lucite Cube

140.00

Despite what Wikipedia says, yttrium is neither soft nor silvery. In hardness it is similar to iron with both rating around 4 on the Mohs scale. In color, freshly cut yttrium has a neutral gray color similar to iron that dulls to deep gray over the course of several months. 

This metal feels lonely in its assigned spot on the periodic table. It would rather be with its cousins down by the rare earths with which it's always associated in nature. For a collector, yttrium is considered a medium difficulty element to acquire. It is not expensive but it's not something you'd find on grocery shelves either.

This is the Boss of yttrium samples. An ounce of this light metal means it takes up a major portion of the 5cm cube and makes for a truly impressive display. Purity is 99.99%.

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