Someone tried to fool CBS News with Red Mercury

From CJ Chivers’s blog:

An investigative journalist with CBS News, Jennifer Janisch, obtained the following images from a Syrian smuggler trying to peddle fake antiquities from Iraq and Syria.

CBS News Image 1 CBS News Image 2

I hope it goes without saying that this stuff isn’t Red Mercury.  It’s a very well-manufactured and decorated canister for fooling buyers.  Fortunately for whoever had this, it’s also not an explosive.

My favorite part of the picture is the line “NOT FOR SALE” at the bottom.  Which is true.  Because Red Mercury does not exist.

Michael P. Moore

November 23, 2015

moe (at) landminesinafrica (dot) org

One thought on “Someone tried to fool CBS News with Red Mercury

  1. i have seen it with my own eyes, red metalic mercury ( quick silver) , this mercury,they put into a glass contain with acid,after 15 minutes it can pass through white canvas without any colour left. And another one is a size of TT ball, semi liquid (looks like mercury) but having characteristic of TT ball. what is this two item ?

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