Realgar (Red Arsenic, Ruby Sulfur)

$25.00 /pound

Powdered realgar is orange-red in color and produced by the sublimation of arsenopyrite or crushing the native red crystals.  Generally, mixtures employing realgar are sensitive to both shock and friction but sensitivity varies with different oxidizers. Many old-fashioned formulas included realgar as a component in various star compositions, for producing yellow smokes and noise units (together with potassium chlorate). While the small modern sound units are generally produced using the oxides of lead, copper or bismuth, it´s sometimes difficult to find replacements for star-making.  We do not suggest that you come to rely on realgar for any formulas that you want to make on a regular basis. It is very poisonous,

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