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#207653 - 11/16/12 09:06 AM Copper Thieves  
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Go big or go home.... at least until you get caught!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lan...r-seized-at-the-port-of-los-angeles.html


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#207670 - 11/18/12 04:44 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.


#212617 - 01/27/14 01:23 AM Re: Copper Thieves [Re: electure]  
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Hmm, interesting...



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