Each ingot will be shipped with an assay certificate and every shipment will include our velvet logo bag. If you are not completely satisfied with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund (buyer to pay return shipping). Domestic shipping is free for all orders over $99 (enter code free shipping at checkout). For orders of $99 or under, domestic shipping is $9.95. International shipping is via DHL, FedEx, or USPS international express and costs $45 for shipments up to a pound (9 one ounce ingots or less including packaging materials) and $10 for each additional pound. International customers please be aware that your country may levy import duties and/or VAT taxes on your purchase from us. We have nothing to do with this and cannot pay it for you. If you refuse our package because of this extra cost we will take it back and will refund your order in full once received minus the cost of the return shipping. If you are unsure what these import costs will be please check with your country's customs office.
Samarium metal ingot - one troy ounce - .995 bullion
Samarium belongs to the rare earth family of elemental metals and is the 40th most abundant element in the earths crust. Like the other rare earth metals it is not found in its pure form in the earths crust but is a component of several well known minerals including samarskite, monazite, and bastnäsite. French chemist Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran isolated samarium in 1879 from the former of these minerals using early spectroscopic techniques which he had helped to pioneer and for which he named it. The latter two of these minerals are the most common commercial sources of samarium with concentrations of up to 2.8%. An important industrial application is samarium-cobalt magnets which have superior properties to neodymium magnets in high temperature applications. Isotopes of samarium have uses in chemotherapeutic agents and in the control rods of nuclear reactors.
Inscribed on our ingots are the chemical symbol (Sm), purity (99.5%), weight (one troy ounce), and a serial number (this number is unique and will vary). On the reverse is our logo. These ingots are smooth and lightly polished, similar to the one pictured. There can be tiny edge dings/chips which do not detract from the inherent value of this rare earth metal. As always, weight and purity are guaranteed by Rare World Metals Mint. Samarium in the solid metal form we supply is considered safe and nontoxic. As with all of our products we still suggest keeping them in a safe place, do not ingest, and keep them away from children.