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Re: Will we run out of elements in 100 years?
« Reply #25 on: 25/09/2010 17:51:00 »
There are various forms of silica. Fused quartz is pure amorphous silica
I am looking for flint, Variant: chert. Very hard dense nodules of microcrystalline quartz and chalcedony found in chalk and limestone.

I would be very interested in finding how to get it. Last I saw it was $100 per ounce because of its rearity I've been told.

Unavalable in Aust. It was previously exported here by UK
What!!! The stuff is abundant. Go to the chalk of the South Downs, or the white cliffs of Dover. There are nodules and continuous beds of the stuff stretching for miles along and into the cliffs. There are beaches that consist of nothing but chert pebbles. Whoever is charging $100 an ounce is jerking your chain.

I seem to remember it was a common building material in some parts of England too!
 

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Re: Will we run out of elements in 100 years?
« Reply #26 on: 25/09/2010 20:11:58 »
I'm sure we could organize a shipment from the UK at a super discounted price of $50 per ounce*.

*minimum order quantity 50 tonnes

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Re: Will we run out of elements in 100 years?
« Reply #27 on: 28/09/2010 11:29:38 »
I'm sure we could organize a shipment from the UK at a super discounted price of $50 per ounce*.

*minimum order quantity 50 tonnes

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Plus shipping and all applicable import duties.
 

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Re: Will we run out of elements in 100 years?
« Reply #28 on: 28/09/2010 22:34:12 »
 ::)I'll organise the trucks this end, Thanks!

So I would say elements are not so scarce it just depends on where you look.
« Last Edit: 30/09/2010 07:35:09 by echochartruse »
 

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Will we run out of elements in 100 years?
« Reply #29 on: 01/10/2010 08:51:04 »
::)I'll organise the trucks this end, Thanks!

So I would say elements are not so scarce it just depends on where you look.
In that regard have a look at the Apex chert, in the Pilbara craton in Western Australia. Homne grown is best. ;)
 

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Will we run out of elements in 100 years?
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« Reply #31 on: 06/10/2010 06:13:36 »
I'm talking of the purist form for glaze making. Arrow heads and lumps of rocks is not what i need and it would take me too long to separate the other elements.
 

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Will we run out of elements in 100 years?
« Reply #32 on: 06/10/2010 06:16:21 »
Ok folks we have lost the plot again so here is an article to get your teeth into.
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/rare-earth-elements-the-world-is-rapidly-running-out-and-china-has-most-of-the-remaining-supply


and it appears Uk has the most purest form of silica, flint, and Australia has the most steel, possibly owned by Chinese. 
 

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