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Orpiment flare


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Hello seniors,


First of all the flare was made while wearing mask, gloves and apron. I have access to orpiment so wanted to try it.


KNO3 35gm

Sulhur 9gm

Orpiment 6gm



We do have better options but just wanted to try orpiment. Wasn't bright enough. Not sure if we need to keep the composition wet during mixing? I found a lot of orpiment on the floor unburnt.


Will stick to other formulas only for flares.



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That is likely a very old formula from before powdered metals were available (or at least very expensive- aluminum used to be an almost precious metal) and was the best option they had at the time.


Still neat to see an old formula like that and what they used to make.

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