Question : At pressures above 65 tonnes/ square centimetre and temperatures above 1500 Celsius, diamond is the stable allotrope of carbon. Would it be practicable to make it by packing charcoal and a charge of high explosive into a very strong container, like a thick steel shell, drilling a hole in the ground, burying the shell and detonating it?
Answer : Industrial diamonds are prepared by converting common forms of carbon into diamonds, by using high pressures and temperature. These diamonds have the physical properties of diamonds but do not have any of the features that make diamonds attractive as gems.
Question : Do you need a license to buy or own a black powder hand gun or rifle, such as a reproduction musket or the famous 'Ruger Old Army'?
Do you need a license to purchase black powder itself?
Do you have to shoot at a recognised society/ shooting range?
Answer : 1. This Act may be cited as 'The Explosives Act, 1875.'
3. This Act shall apply to gunpowder and other explosives as defined by this section. The term 'explosive' in this Act-
(1) Means gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gun-cotton, blasting powders, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires, and every other substance, whether similar to those above-mentioned or not, used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion or a pyrotechnic effect; and
(2) Includes fog-signals, fireworks, fuzes, rockets, percussion caps, detonators, cartridges, ammunition of all descriptions, and every adaptation or preparation of an explosive as above defined.
PART I.-LAW RELATING TO GUNPOWDER
General Law as to Manufacture and Keeping of Gunpowder
4. The manufacture of gunpowder shall not, nor shall any process of such manufacture, be carried on except at a factory for gunpowder either lawfully existing or licensed for the same under this Act.
Question : How pure is the Ammonium Nitrate in the medical instant cold packs? The cold packs I have weigh about 1lb each and I got them pretty cheap, I wonder would the be a cheaper alternative to regular AN for the use of making tannerite?
btw, for those would may want to report this question believing Qs on how to make explosives, tannerite is 100% legal in the USA, if used safely and manufactured legally.
Answer : Dissolving the Ammonium nitrate salt into water is an endothermic reaction that provides the cooling. The purity of the salt does not need to be very high (look at the difference between table salt and rock salt for Sodium chloride).
In terms of using impure Ammonium nitrate for the preparation of Tannerite, without knowing the amount and nature of the impurities, it might be foolish to use this. There are much purer sources for Ammonium nitrate available, including agricultural fertilizer.
For your information: Using home-made explosive devices is not the same as buying and using official rifle targets from the Tannerite Company. Do not believe everything you see on the Internet. First find out what is legal in your locality. This might save you a felony charge.