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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2017 21:17    Post subject: Chinese Realgar  

Realgar from Shimen. Ink on black paper.


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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2018 15:52    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

I love realgar: extremely beautiful, fragile and deadly!
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2018 16:06    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

Hi, David,

Not so deadly....
To poison someone with arsenic is not an easy thing...
For one, it is a mithridatic: people get used to it and some it is impossible to be poisoned with it (In Appenzell Canton, people used (or maybe use...) to take arsenic as a dietetic complement (darker hairs, stronger nails,,,,).
And to poison a person, a specific dose should be had. Less, and he survives, Too much and he vomits it and survives.. The case of a maid that wished to kill her patrons. She tried to poison them with a lot of arsenic, but to despise police, she add also less arsenic to her meal...
Maid died and patron survived....

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2018 17:32    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

I know it's not the deadliest substance. Poison is in the dosage. Anyway, why on Earth would you eat realgar? Funny about that maid, lack of math can kill. She miscalculated the lethal dosage for her body weight.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2018 17:40    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

Anyway, your realgar looks so good, you could almost believe it's the real thing! Congratulations, it is totally amazing!!! You should also post a picture of the stone for comparison.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2018 18:38    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

lluis wrote:
Hi, David

Not so deadly....
To poison someone with arsenic is not an easy thing...
For one side, it is a mithridaic: people get used to it and some are impossible to be poisoned with it (In Appenzel canton, people used (or maybe use...) to take arsenic as a dietetic complement (darker hairs, stronger nails,,,,).
And to poison a person a dose should be had. Less, and he survives, Too much and he vomits it and survive.. The case of a maid that wished to kill her patrons. She tried to poison them with a lot of arsenic, but to despise police, she add also less arsenic to her meal...
Maid died and patron survived....

Historic, besides

With best wishes

Lluís


Lluis, you are correct. Historically arsenical compounds have been used to treat asthma (Fowler's Solution), syphilis and psoriasis and other diseases. Some renewed interest also in medicine today in using arsenical compounds for treatment.

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PostPosted: Jan 31, 2018 19:08    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

Actually, realgar shows low acute toxicity by oral route as it is pretty much insoluble in the gastrointestinal tract.
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PostPosted: Feb 01, 2018 00:20    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

It's totally amazing, I love extremely beautiful realgar.
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2018 21:36    Post subject: Re: Chinese Realgar  

This is stunningly beautiful, isn't it? A lovely treasure.
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