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Old June 18, 2012, 12:08 PM   #26
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It thuds, it cuts and, as it turns out, it does melt, eventually. It's definitely lead. It just takes a bit longer to melt that the usual stick on wheelweights.

My assumption is that it's almost pure lead, so it needs a higher temperature to melt. My smelting pot just makes it to a bit below 650 degrees, which is right on the hairy edge for pure lead.
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