40d:Saltpeter

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Saltpeter
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Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.

Saltpeter is a non-economic yellow stone found within sedimentary layers.

Saltpeter is also the most lightweight stone besides raw adamantine, so it's preferable for making crafts and absolutely inappropriate for stone-fall traps and catapults.

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In real life, it is used in conjunction with charcoal and sulfur in order to make gunpowder.

It is rumored that if a Dwarf ever discovers this, Dwarven "Civilization" would come to an explosive, but Fun end.