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Lumps.
An example of the element Lithium

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Lumps.
The irritating thing about storing lithium is that it floats on the oil. That means unless you completely fill the jar, there's always a bit poking out above the oil, and that part starts oxidizing. The effect of which you can clearly see in the picture of this sample.

Click the source link for an interesting story about where this sample came from.

I chose this sample to represent its element in my Photographic Periodic Table Poster. The sample photograph includes text exactly as it appears in the poster, which you are encouraged to buy a copy of.
Periodic Table Poster

Source: Tryggvi Emilsson and Timothy Brumleve
Contributor: Tryggvi Emilsson and Timothy Brumleve
Acquired: 6 September, 2002
Text Updated: 4 May, 2007
Price: Donated
Size: 0.75"
Purity: >99%
The Elements book Mad Science book Periodic Table Poster  Click here to buy a book, photographic periodic table poster, card deck, or 3D print based on the images you see here!