User:Dnn87

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Contact me via email: Dnn87@yahoo.dk

My name is Dennis "S.K" I recently started collecting elements as a free time hobby.

I decided to open my Wikipedia userpage and upload pictures of my current collection. It will be updated as I get new samples.

You might already have seen some of my pictures spread arround Wikipedia.

Press on any picture to view the picture up to 4000 x 3000 pixel.

All pictures on this page is made by me. Feel free to use my photos as long as you repect the copyright rules.

Newest sample(s):[edit]

- Silver crystals. --Dnn87 (talk) 13:00, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

- White/yellow phosphorus. --Dnn87 (talk) 10:18, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Favorite sample so far:[edit]

One of my favorite samples; High pure Caesium in ampule under argon. "Crystal cluster"
One of my favorite samples; High pure Caesium in ampule under argon. "Crystal cluster" (Close up)
One of my favorite samples; High pure Caesium in ampule under argon. When allowing the cesium to completely solidify and after that melt the surface, Sometimes the result is this "turtle crystal" formation.
One of my favorite and DANGEROUS samples; High pure Soviet union made Caesium in ampule under argon. 1.3611 kilograms! - This is an ampule you dont want to drop!
One of my favorite samples, Close up on the big cesium ampule, Some of the cesium has melted inside the ampule.

Collection so far:[edit]

Lithium metal pieces. 99.9%

- Reactive.

- Shiny silver when pure.

- Flametest: bright red.

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium

Sodium metal pieces. 99.5%

- Very reactive.

- Shiny silver when pure.

- Flametest: Yellow/Orange

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium

Potassium metal pieces. 99.9%

- Very reactive

- Shiny silver when pure.

- Flametest: Purple

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium

Rubidium metal ampoule 99.99%+
Rubidium metal ampoule

- Highly reactive

- Spontaneously catch fire on exposure to the atmosphere.

- Can be liquid on a very hot day.

- Bright shiny mirror surface when pure.

- Flametest: Red/purple

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubidium

Caesium metal ampoule 99.99%+


- Highly reactive

- Spontaneously catch fire and/or explode on exposure to the atmosphere.

- Most electropositive non-radioactive element.

- Can be liquid at room temperature.

- Shiny golden color.

- Flametest: Sky-blue

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesium

Niobium crystal bar. 99.999%

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobium


Hafnium crystal bar. 99.9%

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafnium


Mercury 99.999%

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury

Phosphorus powder. 99%+

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphorus

Selfmade sample of yellow/white phosphorus. This stuff is dangerous even wet it starts smoking after a few seconds in the air (as seen on the picture)

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphorus


Iodine crystals. 99.9%

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine

Small Bromine ampoule. 99.5%

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromine



- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver

Silver Crystals made by fellow chemist. Purity unknown

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver



- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/palladium

Gold leaf. 24K (99.9%)

- For a detailed description of this element go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold

















Samples that soon will be added to the collection:[edit]

Bigger Rubidium sample [[1]] Uranium metal [[2]]


Feel free to add comments/ideas/links to your own collection etc below:[edit]


Where did you get that huge ampoule? I did a price check and ceasium is $10 a gram, 1.3 Kg is worth $13,000! Teravolt ( Teravolt) 03:30, 24 January 2010 (UTC)



Nice Collection, keep it up! I also collect Elements as my full time hobby as well.

Omar J.B


Wow! Nice collection. I have a few elements, but nothing that spectacular. Not that I could afford it, but where would one even obtain a cesium ampoule that size?--Pyrochem (talk) 17:08, 24 August 2008 (UTC)



Luck, just pure luck! - I knew the right person on the right time. Its a long story, but I'm currently planning to add this story to this page soon. The story involves; The soviet union, NASA, costum confiscation and me travelling half of europe. Keep collecting :) --Dnn87 (talk) 10:18, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


I am working as a photo-researcher. Can you grant permission for your photo of the "sodium metal pieces" to be used in a Grade 10 Science project, to be distributed in Canada? --nan12345


Hello! Yes, feel free to use the photo in your project. --Dnn87 (talk) 16:24, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


Your photos are special!!!! never seen something more perfect... I really estimate your work.

Erasmo (Italy)


Hello. Thank you very much! :) Please check the page from time to time. I add new samples every now and then. --Dnn87 (talk) 12:59, 17 January 2009 (UTC)


Hey the collection is astounding, I noticed some Canadian coins, how did you manage to get Cesium into Canada?....I've had so much trouble adding to my collection! Do you have any tips on where to gather some samples?

~~FlynJ017


Hello, Thanks! The coins on this page is "investment coins" Its not because I live in Canada, I actually live in Denmark :)

On the request for "tips" I need some more info about you to give you a good answer like;

Where do you live?

Witch elements are you interested in?

And what are your price "Limits"

If you answer those I can give you a better answer an where to get the "hard to get" samples in your area :) --Dnn87 (talk) 16:27, 24 January 2009 (UTC)


So I'm living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Basically I'm looking for small samples in ampoule form, at the moment I'm looking to start collecting the Alkali and Alkaline earth Metals as I don't have any yet.

I have huge interest in collecting Cesium, Barium and non alkali metals such s Mercury and Osmium but I cannot find a decent vendor or one which has quality samples!

The problem is mostly due to the fact that it is hard to find someone that will ship the orders!

Limits on pricing are only that the price is reflective in the size and quality of the sample. The more I can get the better, I would love to completely obtain that which I have mentioned above for as little as possible.

If you can give me any direction, that would be amazing!

~~FlynJ017


Hello.

I Understand your frustration. Because yes, it can be very hard to find people willing or able to ship such samples. I got most of my samples from ebay or from some chemical suppliers of witch I know persons "inside" the buisness. One of these suppliers I know the CEO of the company, and from him, I can get some nice hard to get samples.

Have you seen Unitednuclear for samples? However, some of the prices (especially alkali metals) Is too high priced.

Well, As you might understand it can be hard for me to let you buy samples from my "Insiders" Its also hard for me because you live in Canada, most of my contacts live in EU.

But I can help you with the alkali metals. I have more than I need of all the alkali metals, So if you want some samples, Contact me via email: Dnn87@yahoo.dk I'm sure I can offer you a price better than any supplier on the market. I also have enough mercury so that I can sell you a small sample.

Osmium = Ebay. Sorry to say it, but osmium is expensive. But try to find a price in the area of 500$ per ounce. The actual market value is only 400 an ounce, but some sellers tend to want MUCH more, witch I believe is unfair. Like wanting 20$ for a liter of milk.

Alkaline earth metals is also found on ebay often. Barium however is not readely available on ebay, But I'm planning to buy a sample myself sometime in the near future, We could arrange a sample for you at the same time.

Hope it helps :) --Dnn87 (talk) 12:17, 25 January 2009 (UTC)



Wow

How do you manage to get hold of all of those elements , it must cost a fortune Curttrfc (talk) 22:10, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


Hello. Its all about looking and knowing the right people :) It dosent need to be expensive to collect elements, but youre right, it can be very expensive if you only want the best of the best ^^


Hello, I must begin by congratulating you on a great collection, it is most impressive, I am considering starting a similar hobby and was wondering if you did a lot of your own smelting/ metal extractions? I was considering starting with Iodine from seaweed kelp, then moving on to the metals etc. I noticed you do not have silicon in your collection...may I ask why? it can be found in a very pure state in computer chips etc, I see that you mentioned you extracted some P allotrope, yellow phosphorus? did you distill red phosphorus from match book strike pads? or obtain it via the historical method from a phosphate mineral, let's hope not from urine! You also mentioned you were a chemist, or that you knew a fellow chemist, may I ask if you frequent science madness? respect from Eire/Ireland. Boundarylayer (talk) 03:07, 16 February 2010 (UTC)