Fulminating Powder

This powder is made by rubbing together, in a hot marble mortar, with

a wooden pestle, three parts, by weight, of nitre, two of mild

vegetable alkali, and one of flowers of sulphur, till the whole is

accurately mixed. If a drachm of this powder be exposed to a gentle

heat, in an iron ladle, till it melts, it will explode with a noise as

loud as the report of a cannon.

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