laurionite

laurionite

[′lȯr·ē·ə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Pb(OH)Cl A colorless mineral composed of basic lead chloride, occurring in prismatic crystals; it is dimorphous with paralaurionite.
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The research was carried out using a tiny electrode, the 10th of the size of a hair, to look at the effect of a lead chloride synthesised by the Egyptians (laurionite) on a single cell.
He said: "We knew ancients Greeks and Romans too had noted the make-up had medicinal properties, but wanted to determine exactly how." The researchers used a tiny electrode, a 10th of the thickness of a human hair, to look at the effect of lead chloride salt synthesised by the Egyptians -- laurionite -- on a single cell.
801 and 802*** Fiedlerite, and Laurionite, Laurium, Greece, no.