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Old 02-08-2006, 04:52 PM
Jayrot Jayrot is offline
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What is the heaviest metal available to consumers?

Here's the background. I build and fly a lot of model airplanes and we often balance them with a piece of lead in the nose. Lead is used, I think, because it's heavy and can be melted down easily and shaped.

Out of curiosity, what is the heaviest metal out there (by size) that can be purchased normally (no plutonium, sorry). I'm envisioning a little BB of some metal that weighs almost as much as a cubic inch of lead.

I remember some thread about office toys and whatnot, and some posters mentioned various, exotic metal hunks that can be purchased on ebay that are curiously heavy for their size.

Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be meltable, but non-dangerous metals would be a plus!


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