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Best ever elements for 2021
« on: January 03, 2021, 12:28:01 am »
Maybe the best element for 2021 is Lithium.  It's the saviour for transport, only 500,000 gallons of water used per ton of production, and no immediate pollution where you actually live.  Also helps those completely knackered by the last year of hell.  (Other elements are available...)  As ever contributions and thought welcome.

So I'll start with:


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Re: Best ever elements for 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 10:26:46 am »
Why are the figures on polution gernerated by the manufacture and recycling lithium batteries so hard to find......... :shrug:
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 10:30:35 am »
When will a car manufacturer develope a car with a quick change battery pack.....?
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 04:00:39 pm »
When will a car manufacturer develope a car with a quick change battery pack.....?

They have....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTsrDpsYHrw&list=PLzD0K2OhbVfE5BWZ_S_LLFCePlOXdy6vX&index=23........China of course, because, simply put, they don't have a "legacy" vehicle manufacturing infrastructure to drag, kicking and screaming into the future. China has the advantage of starting a whole industry from scratch, just like Tesla is doing in America.....and China.
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Re: Best ever elements for 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2021, 11:17:18 pm »
I quite like titanium.  Something well shady about the lithium car batteries though.  Completely knackard also covers medical uses of lithium...   Nice to have a positive song in adversity, and titanium is nice. Other elements are welcome.



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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 08:11:30 am »
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Re: Best ever elements for 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 12:09:42 pm »
It'd be nice to get the entire periodic table in songs but I doubt there are many about einsteinium or rubidium. And yes I am aware of the Tom Lehrer sing
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 02:09:05 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 02:18:21 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2021, 02:32:32 pm »
Tin.   One of my favourite songs of all time.

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2021, 04:02:05 pm »
I quite like titanium.  Something well shady about the lithium car batteries though.  Completely knackard also covers medical uses of lithium...   Nice to have a positive song in adversity, and titanium is nice. Other elements are welcome.



Have to say that the David Guetta original featuring Sia is more to my taste, particularly with the sidechain compression bits turned up loud. Like the air being sucked out of the room, which is kind of apt, given the situation.

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2021, 04:05:24 pm »
Nirvana got in there first with the lithium, though I think they were considering its use as an antipsychotic?

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2021, 04:23:54 pm »
How about a spot of molybdenum -
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2021, 04:28:01 pm »
I quite like titanium.  Something well shady about the lithium car batteries though.  Completely knackard also covers medical uses of lithium...   Nice to have a positive song in adversity, and titanium is nice. Other elements are welcome.


This is the memorial to Yuri Gagarin, in Leninski Prospekt, Moscow. It's made of solid titanium, weighs 12 tons. I stayed in the Hotel Sputnik, just up the road, in the early 1990s.
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Re: Best ever elements for 2021
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2021, 04:28:44 pm »
Lots of songs sound funny on helium!

Although not so sure about:

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2021, 05:07:42 pm »


 A song I find almost (but not quite) as anoying as Agadoo and the Chicken Song  :o
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2021, 05:09:00 pm »
Of course, we could go for the whole periodic table in one fell swoop - over to you, Professor Lehrer!

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« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2021, 05:15:28 pm »
Of course, we could go for the whole periodic table in one fell swoop - over to you, Professor Lehrer!

 That's way to easy.....besides Crykeymal has already mentioned it.

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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2021, 05:20:53 pm »
Personally I prefer this one for that particular element



 Then threes this

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2021, 05:40:57 pm »


 A song I find almost (but not quite) as anoying as Agadoo and the Chicken Song  :o
Although, shouldn't we count that for carbon?

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« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2021, 06:54:51 pm »
Playing With Uranium
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2021, 07:40:00 pm »
The best one that I could have, is for the grill. It packed up a couple of days ago. :(

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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2021, 07:43:06 pm »
Or we could go really old school
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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2021, 09:42:46 am »
How about a spot of molybdenum -


As a former molydenum prospector, I must admit I find that pretty terrible.

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Re: Best ever elements for 2021
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2021, 12:16:31 pm »

As a former molydenum prospector,

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Where did you prospect for it and what's it used for?  Such an interesting job title  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2021, 12:28:37 pm »
Where did you prospect for it and what's it used for?  Such an interesting job title  ;D



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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2021, 02:57:14 pm »

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As a former molydenum prospector, I must admit I find that pretty terrible.


Well at least you have a piece of music. Think of all those bismuth, boron and antimony prospectors who have to do without ;D
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2021, 07:26:56 pm »

As a former molydenum prospector,

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Where did you prospect for it and what's it used for?  Such an interesting job title  ;D


North Wales.

A fair bit of it is around, especially in some of the thin microgranites. We were really looking for it as an adjunct in porphyry copper deposits but the largest copper deposit we found had no significant molybdenum associated. I did find a lump of molybdenite the size of a childs fist at another site, but it was a one off never to be repeated. Usually we were just picking up enhanced Mo values in soil samples - nothing visible to the naked eye.

The main use is in steel alloys. Some pitons used to be made from chromoly steel.
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Re: Best ever elements for 2021
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2021, 12:06:58 am »
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Think of all those bismuth, boron and antimony prospectors

They were looking at Boron in rocket / jet fuels, a few dodgy side effects though.  Sooo, a slightly (OK very) tenuous link....



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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2021, 01:17:21 am »
I found a lump of Ferro-molybdenum up near Hazard Mine in Castleton once - it was black and sharp and spiky-looking, and I thought it was a meteorite as it was embedded in the ground. I became suspicious though when I also found some lumps of multi-coloured glassy slag nearby. Anyway I took it home and cleaned it up under the tap, which took ages and produced loads of dark blue 'ink'. Once it was shiny and silver my mate took it to a guy he knew at Outokumpo with a XRF meter and he told us what it was. I've still got it, but it's sort of yellowed and lost some of its lustre now, but it's very sharp-looking, like a piece of curved flint. At least it's not radioactive...

Anyway, I suspect it was related to the notorious paper-pulp 'soil improvement' episode caused by a less-than-scrupulous landowner.

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Re: Best ever elements for 2021
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2021, 07:44:38 am »
Has Neon in it........


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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2021, 09:04:28 am »
Here's a bit of sodium -

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