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Where can I buy sal ammoniac and niter?

Posted by David  
David December 06, 2001 10:11PM
Dear people:

I would appreciate very much if somebody could inform me about in which places may I buy the mentioned minerals. I am not looking for nice specimens, no, my interest is to buy large amounts (up to 10 pounds) of them at a good price for other applications.



William G. Lyon December 17, 2001 01:15PM
I am dubious whether the natural minerals are available in the quantities you mention; they're rather fragile minerals. Is there some reason the common laboratory chemicals can't be used? Is this a Texas Aggie joke?

Okie from Ada
Mustapha January 19, 2002 03:16PM
Sal ammoniac can be bought at some electronics and/or welding supply shops, as it's used when soldering iron.

My source of Niter (Saltpeter) is a Veterinary Supply - slash - Pharmacy. I suspect it's rather unusual. I get my Lugol's Solution, Potassium Permanganate and Diatomaceous Earth there, too.

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