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Have 5.8 Lbs Of Liquid Mercury. Is There A Market For It?

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Mercury is sold by the flask which is the standard industrial unit in which the metal is available and weighs 76 pounds. As of 19th May  2011, a flask of mercury was worth $1,500. Visit MetalPages.com to find out the current value of any metal. There is a market for it but you may struggle to find someone who is willing to buy such a small amount. Beware of selling it to someone, particularly a teenager, who wishes to buy it through curiosity and simply wishes to experiment with it. Mercury can have some severe negative health implications.

Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature and pressure; the only other element that is liquid under these conditions is bromine. With a freezing point of âˆ'38.83 degrees C and boiling point of 356.73 degrees C, Mercury has one of the narrowest ranges of its liquid state of any metal.

A heavy, silvery d-block metal, Mercury is also one of the five metallic chemical elements that are liquid at or near room temperature and pressure. Due to the health effects of Mercury exposure, industrial and commercial uses are regulated in many countries. The World Health Organization, OSHA, and NIOSH all treat mercury as an occupational hazard, and have established specific occupational exposure limits.

Acute exposure to Mercury vapor has been shown to result in profound central nervous system effects, including psychotic reactions characterized by delirium, hallucinations, and suicidal tendency. Occupational exposure has resulted in broad-ranging functional disturbance, including erythrism, irritability, excitability, excessive shyness, and insomnia.

With continuing exposure, a fine tremor develops and may escalate to violent muscular spasms. Tremor initially involves the hands and later spreads to the eyelids, lips, and tongue. Long-term, low-level exposure has been associated with more subtle symptoms of erythrism, including fatigue, irritability, loss of memory, vivid dreams, and depression. The phrase ‘mad as a hatter’ originates from the hat trade when hat makers used Mercury in the process and suffered from the resultant effects.
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Some gold prospector still use it but I don't know were to find any I have 5+ lbs as well
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Castle Richard commented
most are artisanal miner, who are not easy to reach. easy access is trader, they know well about local market and also have good skill at international business
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Castle Richard answered

  • mercury uses is banned because damage to environment and health. It is used in technology mostly now, like electrolysis, gold mining, glass
  • mercury is safe if not inhaled and poured casually . It is not volatizling
  • market for mercury is narrow, and business process is very complex, because the use of mercury is regulated more and more strictly

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if you have any info on to where to sell let me know and i will pass it on. [email protected]
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Castle Richard commented
you may sell at local. It is hard to deliver by express due to toxicity
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Here in canada they all are scared of it so it is hard.If you know anyone who is looking they can contact me and i will pass info on.Thanks again

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