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Graphite is flammable on contact with magma but will never melt, meaning graphite on fire makes an excellent long-burning flame - a single boulder will burn for about nine and a half months before being consumed. This quality has applications in some fire-based traps.
In real life, graphite is used for pencil "lead".
[MATGLOSS_STONE:GRAPHITE] [NAME:graphite][COLOR:0:7:1][TILE:'o'] comes from metamorphism of sedimentary rocks [ENVIRONMENT_SPEC:GNEISS:CLUSTER_SMALL:100]gneiss can come from shale (sed.) or granite (ign.) [ENVIRONMENT_SPEC:QUARTZITE:CLUSTER_SMALL:100] [ENVIRONMENT_SPEC:MARBLE:CLUSTER_SMALL:100] [ENVIRONMENT_SPEC:SCHIST:CLUSTER_SMALL:100] [SPEC_HEAT:409] [IGNITE_POINT:11440] [MELTING_POINT:NONE] [BOILING_POINT:16708] [SOLID_DENSITY:2160]