Cobalt/Goblin Treasure, Goblin Promise (15)

Cobalt/Goblin Treasure, Goblin Promise

You drag me up with the red and the gray
~ an unexpected bonus ~
the silver tint of my stretched flesh
hints not at the sapphire hoard beneath
but my sickening breath warns
of an all consuming fire:
set me loose on the tips of your stupidity
and I'll gobble up your world

February 5, 2012

Tressa Lee Breen

My Notes & Resource Tools:
German: Kobold Ore "Goblin Ore"
Hard, lustrous, silver gray
Source by-product of copper + nickel mining
Color to glass, smalt ceramics inks, paints, varnishes, 
Goblin Ore-name due to blue pigment producing minerals poor in known metals & gave poisonous arsenic-containing fumes upon smelting
Essential trace element for all animals, B12
Active nutrient for bacteria, algae, fungi
Cobalt Floride - pink
Cobalt Chloride - blue
Cobalt Bromide - green
Cobalt Iodide - blue/pink
Anhydrous Dichloride - blue
Hydrate - red
Egyptian sculpture, Persian jewelry, ruins of Pompeii, China
Cobalt-Chromium-Molybdenum alloy = Vitallium, used for prosthetic parts such as hip & knee replacements
Aluminium-Nickel-Cobalt-Iron alloy = Alnico, permanent magnets
Samarium-Cobalt = permanent magnets
Alloyed w/ 95% Platinum for jewelry
Cobalt bomb-dirty bomb-whole human life time for land to recover-doomsday weapon
Cobalt can displace iron from blood plasma
Cobalt steel used for drill & milling machine bits
Pale cobalt blue glass insulators used in old telephone wires, power lines, railroad signals
Azure (bright), Cerulean (greenish), Ultramarine (dark), Glaucous (grayish), Cyan (light greenish), Periwinkle (light grayish)
Bogeyman, Brownie, Demon, Fiend, Gnome, Gremlin, Imp, Kobold, Nixie, Pixie, Spirit, Sprite
Cobalt on Wikipedia
The Disappearing Spoon And Other True Tales Of Madness, Love, And The History Of The World From The Periodic Table Of The Elements by Sam Kean
Periodic Table: An Exploration Of The Elements by Joel Levy
Periodic Tales: A Cultural History Of The Elements From Arsenic To Zinc by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
The Elements: A Visual Exploration Of Every Known Atom In The Universe by Theodore Gray

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