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Two billon bars can be made at a smelter from 1 silver bar and 1 copper bar. Eight billon bars can be created by smelting 1 silver-bearing ore and 1 copper-bearing ore. Since tetrahedrite counts as both types of ore, two tetrahedrite nuggets can yield eight bars of billon for a roughly 70% increase in value over smelting the tetrahedrite nuggets separately. This recipe will only be used when no other silver-bearing ores are available to the smelter, otherwise silver nuggets or galena ore will be used as the silver-bearing ore, though tetrahedrite can still serve as the copper-bearing ore.
Unlike both its constituent metals, billon cannot be used to forge weapons or ammunition. Billon can be used to make moderately valuable furniture and 'other objects' at a Metalsmith's forge. However, know that it is not magma-safe.
temperature values unknown, used copper [INORGANIC:BILLON] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:METAL_TEMPLATE] [STATE_NAME_ADJ:ALL_SOLID:billon] [STATE_NAME_ADJ:LIQUID:molten billon] [STATE_NAME_ADJ:GAS:boiling billon] [DISPLAY_COLOR:7:3:0] [BUILD_COLOR:7:3:0] [MATERIAL_VALUE:6] [SPEC_HEAT:385] [MELTING_POINT:11952] [BOILING_POINT:14611] [SOLID_DENSITY:8930] used copper [LIQUID_DENSITY:8020] [MOLAR_MASS:63546] [IMPACT_YIELD:245000] [IMPACT_FRACTURE:770000] [IMPACT_STRAIN_AT_YIELD:175] [COMPRESSIVE_YIELD:245000] [COMPRESSIVE_FRACTURE:770000] [COMPRESSIVE_STRAIN_AT_YIELD:175] 140 [TENSILE_YIELD:70000] [TENSILE_FRACTURE:220000] [TENSILE_STRAIN_AT_YIELD:58] 120 [TORSION_YIELD:70000] [TORSION_FRACTURE:220000] [TORSION_STRAIN_AT_YIELD:145] [SHEAR_YIELD:70000] [SHEAR_FRACTURE:220000] [SHEAR_STRAIN_AT_YIELD:145] 48 [BENDING_YIELD:70000] [BENDING_FRACTURE:220000] [BENDING_STRAIN_AT_YIELD:58] [MAX_EDGE:10000] [ITEMS_HARD] [ITEMS_METAL] [ITEMS_BARRED] [ITEMS_SCALED] [STATE_COLOR:ALL_SOLID:PALE_BROWN]