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Cadmia (Cadmia Fornacea, Cadmia Fornacum )
A term used for various forms of several substances, including Cobalt. Minerals containing Carbonates of Zinc and various compounds of Iron, among other things, were often called cadmia or "calamine." It was also called Tuttia or Tutty. An older name for the common zinc ore Calamine; also applied to a sublimed Zinc Oxide and to a Cobalt Ore. (The element now called Cadmium is often found associated with Zinc.)

' both a philosophy and an ancient practice focused on the attempt to change base metals into gold, investigating the preparation of the "elixir of longevity", and achieving ultimate wisdom, involving the improvement of the alchemist as well as the making of several substances described as possessing unusual properties'
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