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Copper Thieves #207653
11/16/12 10:06 AM
11/16/12 10:06 AM
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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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Re: Copper Thieves [Re: electure] #207670
11/18/12 05:44 PM
11/18/12 05:44 PM
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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.

Re: Copper Thieves [Re: electure] #212617
01/27/14 02:23 AM
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Hmm, interesting...


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