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Plumbago vs. Graphite

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Barbara Palmer

Date created

28 August 2016


"Abraham Gottlob Werner coined the name graphite ("writing stone") in 1789. He attempted to clear up the confusion between molybdena, plumbago and blacklead after Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1778 proved that there are at least three different minerals." (Wikipedia)