Quote Originally Posted by JDP View Post
Sounds like an example of the type of paradoxical activity of a type of conman that was commonly labelled as a "betrüger" in the 16th-18th century German-speaking world:

Why would it be a "scam"? Curious said that he didn't know what this salt is used for, though there are many webs that sell this salt as a Chinese medical product, so it can perfectly be related to Chinese Medicine, which is heavily based on plants, herbs, some minerals, etc. Probably it is absolutely unrelated to the "Stone", but a medical product.

Also, there was a very similar thread several years ago: