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YELLOW POWDER COMPOSITION

SOURCE: rec.pyrotechnics, post by 'The Silent Observer.' Originates from a text by Samuel Guthrie written in 1831.

COMMENTS: This mixture is sometimes called "fulminating powder." This mixture burns three times quicker than common black powder. 
The compounds are sometimes molten together, which appears to be a very dangerous operation.

PREPARATION (parts by weight):

CHEMICALPERCENT/PARTSAMOUNT
Potassium nitrate0.500
Potassium carbonate0.330
Sulfur0.017
Total