Thread: Neodymium ruby?
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:17 PM
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Thanks Pete, I do have at least some zinc oxide in this mix, maybe or maybe not enough to aid in coloration of the Se like you indicate. I thought the Se was volatilizing since you can smell it, but maybe that's just an odor and not the elemental selenium coming off the melt. If Volf is correct in those percentages, I'm not so worried about price of 0.1% Se, but the neo is a real killer of an expense for sure..

I'm inclined to try adding some to this next neo melt but I guess I'm just hoping it doesn't go 'brownish' with the addition of Se to a sodium-heavy mix, but it's not that much Se so maybe if it doesn't work it'll at least just look like regular neo coloration?
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