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A soft, silvery-white, light metal which burns in air giving out an intense light. Magnesium is fairly reactive.
 Cylinder Cylinder.
Although you may not believe it when you pick this cylinder up, it is made from solid magnesium. This is one of the least dense metals and the cylinder weighs less than one tenth of the similar tungsten cylinder that can be found three places down the periodic table and four places to the right. The surface has been sprayed with a thin transparent lacquer to help prevent oxidation.

Source: Cut from industrial rod and turned on a lathe
Size: 1.25" x 2.5"
Purity: 99%
 Ribbon Ribbon.
Magnesium ribbon can be lit with a match, and will burn with a brilliant, blindly bright white light, a fact often demonstrated in high school chemistry labs.
Source: Chemical supplier
Size: 5" long
Purity: 99.9%
 Camp fire starter Camp fire starter.
The fact that magnesium burns very hotly can be used to start camp fires using this device available for a few dollars at any Walmart. The idea is to use your hunting knife to shave off some curls of magnesium from the block, then strike the back of the knife along the black flint rod to light the curls. The block is perfectly safe to carry around because in solid block form, magnesium is actually very difficult to ignite. It's only in thin strips or powder form that it becomes highly flammable.
Source: Camping store or Walmart
Size: 3"
Purity: 99.9%