woodelf bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Wed Mar 9 20:06:18 CST 2005

Tony Duell wrote:

>True, but sand is not _pure_ SiO_2, and there are probably other 
>rocks/minerals around. You might well be able to extract suitable dopants 
>from thsoe.
Well collect it from the ocean & if you are that smart talk to the 
whales too. :)

Ben alias woodelf.
PS. I am just watching some Japanese anime : "Nadia-The Secret of the 
blue water"
and it was inspired by '20,000 leagues under the sea. The japanese are 
very creative
with alternate time-lines and other histories so if you like older 
techology or strange
adapation of techology like Nemo's Sub they are a great thing to watch 
as well as having
a good story. 

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