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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 10:16
What real life mineral is the closest to minecraft redstone, except for the colour?


What real life mineral is the closest to minecraft redstone in physicochemical properties, except for the colour?
(edited to remove colour requirement)

[Edited on 191025 by fusso]




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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 11:25


A red crystalline powder that spontaneously glows and conducts electricity? I don't think anything remotely similar exists in real life.



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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 11:50


Do we need a new forum for Fusso's posts? :)
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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 14:08


Sounds like something that fusso would suggest!



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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 14:23


hahahahah.
anyway, a conductive mineral is already not that common, red minerals also are not that common, a red conductive mineral? never heard of one existing

anyway, i like mincraft a lot

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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 14:30


Quote: Originally posted by Texium (zts16)  
Sounds like something that fusso would suggest!
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Quote: Originally posted by Ubya  
hahahahah.
anyway, a conductive mineral is already not that common, red minerals also are not that common, a red conductive mineral? never heard of one existing

anyway, i like mincraft a lot

[Edited on 25-10-2019 by Ubya]
(edited to remove colour requirement)

[Edited on 191025 by fusso]




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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 14:43


Quote: Originally posted by Ubya  
a red conductive mineral? never heard of one existing

[Edited on 25-10-2019 by Ubya]


native copper? :cool:




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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 14:52


Apart from native copper there are nickeline (NiAs), briethauptite (NiSb) and melonite (NiTe2). The first and the last are much the same colour as fresh copper but the second is a beautiful violet-pink. There are also a few thallium antimony compounds that range into the metallic magenta red colours but none of them are either luminous or phosphorescent.
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[*] posted on 25-10-2019 at 18:13


you could be adventurous and include fluorescent minerals. that gives you the beautiful reds and crimson colours, but i cant think of any fluoros that are conductive.




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[*] posted on 26-10-2019 at 06:03


And redstone will glow for a few seconds after hitting with a pickaxe or being stepped on (piezoluminescence?). What real life minerals do that?



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[*] posted on 26-10-2019 at 12:20


Quote: Originally posted by fusso  
And redstone will glow for a few seconds after hitting with a pickaxe or being stepped on (piezoluminescence?). What real life minerals do that?


Sounds like triboluminescence.
Are you sure this mineral isn't composed of crushed cherry Lifesavers or watermelon Jolly Ranchers?






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[*] posted on 26-10-2019 at 14:47


Could also be a semiconductor with red LED characteristics - I've seen people light up LEDs briefly using the stored charges on their fingers. Semiconductors come to mind in general, if only because they're an easy out for a 'conductive' mineral. I don't recall Minecraft's rules on redstone circuits, but they're probably not conducive to semiconductors being the source...

EDIT: Red selenium? It doesn't seem to have the triboluminescent properties, but it is a listed semiconductor with a bandgap of 2.05 eV (thus, it would emit light at about 605 nm, or orange-red color if electrically excited).

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[*] posted on 21-11-2019 at 12:40


mix graphite with small granular bits of aluminum powder. the graphite might just conduct while in powder form.
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