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    Solidification of Mercury

    I present you here something I've considered very weird and interesting since several years ago, the coagulation or solidification of common mercury. I've heard of it in Petri Murien books.

    It's mostly a curiosity in fact, but it can be useful in confectionning magickal items (that's mostly, for now, the use I can atribute to such a thing), and traditionnaly in Ayurveda it is also what is done, doing with them Shiva Lingam, amulets ...

    The good thing is that it can be molded and then doing of it shapes.

    Several methods are possibibly used, some more or less quick, some longuer (but with less work). I've heard of an oil able to fix it quiclky, but maybe this oil requires more time to be made.

    It is actually a transmutation of mercury into another metal. It's brittle and heavy, not fragile. It let a small colour out of it on the tube glass where it resided during the process.

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    Here it's a very small tentative. I've done it twice. The first time I broke the "regulus" I had, and used a part of the powder to re amalgamate with new mercury. In order to see if there were any change in it. None happened.
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    wonderfully interesting Salazius!
    have you any ideas as to what metal it was transmuted into?
    and do you think it [the mercury, Hg] has lost any of its toxicity after the transmutation?
    -k

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    Thank you Kiorionis.

    IMO it could be bismuth or antimony, but for now, I'll keep my sample for my curiosity cabinet and try another expriment.

    It probably didn't loose its venom (I can be wrong of course).
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    One way to check if it is an amalgam or not is to heat it slightly under gold leaf; mercury fumes should make the gold leaf grey. Very peculiar observation indeed. Solidified mercury that can withstand fire is used in ayurvedic medicines.

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    Yes. I stand fire up to 100C without evaporation.
    I have not make test with higher heat right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salazius View Post
    I present you here something I've considered very weird and interesting since several years ago, the coagulation or solidification of common mercury. .
    Truly amazing! I've heard it was possible, but now you have confirmed it.
    Great work!!

    Illen

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    Thanks Illen
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    Hi Salazius,

    that's indeed interesting. Some time ago I got as a present also a piece of solidified mercury for its further investigation from a French alchemist.

    Unfortunately I'm not able to upload a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weidenfeld View Post
    Unfortunately I'm not able to upload a picture.
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    Last edited by Androgynus; 03-11-2013 at 06:53 PM. Reason: PicFix

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    Here it is:

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