Iron 50mm Lucite Cube

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Iron 50mm Lucite Cube

140.00

Even the most humble of metals can be gussied up. Iron is practically synonymous with metal. In the form of steel, an alloy always consisting of mostly iron, it is the skeleton of your car and your refrigerator and the bolts in the chair you’re sitting on. But iron’s ubiquity belies its rarity as a pure element. Iron rusts easily and that is the reason why as soon as it’s refined in goes chromium, molybdenum, vanadium and other ingredients to make it less susceptible to those other “elements”: the rain, the sea and high humidity which turn iron back into the crusty, earthy mess known as rust.

So the collector wishing for a piece of highly purified iron for his or her collection has to procure it not from a steel refinery but from a laboratory - at, of course, many times the cost of a piece of find-anywhere steel. For this offering we bring a little of that specialty trapped under an inert and moisture free environment to ensure it can never rust. But more than that what makes it special is that this iron has been turned into little balls so perfectly spherical that they flow from side to side like a liquid.

We have absolutely no idea what application called for this level of perfection in manufacture - labs sure have strange requirements - but we’re thankful to have located such a nice treat to offer our customers.

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