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#207653 - 11/16/12 06:06 AM Copper Thieves
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Go big or go home.... at least until you get caught!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/20...os-angeles.html
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#207670 - 11/18/12 01:44 PM Re: Copper Thieves [Re: electure]
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I don't think the 'black powder' was there to fool anyone. It was likely a release agent used in the molds.

Melting stolen metal to make it untraceable is as old as the first foundry.

Nearly all copper ore contains traces of gold and silver - as well as mercury too.
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#212617 - 01/26/14 10:23 PM Re: Copper Thieves [Re: electure]
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Hmm, interesting...
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