Silicon Metal Cube 99.999%

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Silicon Metal Cube 99.999%

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This element has properties that are halfway between a metal and a ceramic. While a piece of high-purity silicon looks like a metal when you hold it in your hand it feels like no metal you're used to and, should you be so careless as to drop it, it might shatter into a million little pieces just like glass (which, by the way, is nothing more than oxidized silicon!)
We have two versions of these little density cubes. Both weigh exactly the same, at around 2.5g each, but look quite different from each other.
The difference is nothing more than the amount of polishing each receives. The ones on the left are machine ground while the ones on the right receive extra steps to bring them to a perfect mirror on all sides.

The mirror polished cubes are the "deluxe model" model in more ways than the polishing. Silicon is quite brittle and machines take their toll on a significant percentage of the cubes. For the ground polished cubes we accept a few minor chips or scuffs to keep the price as low as possible while requiring only perfect specimens of the mirror polished ones. Since these failures occur late in the manufacturing process the cost of the ones that don't make the cut are added onto the rest of the group thus driving the total cost up even more. All for the sake of beauty!

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