Smaltite

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Description

A blue-gray metallic cobalt nickel arsenide mineral. Smaltite was discovered near Bohemia in the 16th century. It was used in Saxony glass factories to make a blue glass frit called smalt.

Composition CoAs2

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966

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