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  • Compañía de Salitres de Antofagasta Wage token

    Compañía de Salitres de Antofagasta Wage token

    Multi-coloured Nitrate company Bakelite tokens from Chile In the 9th century, Chinese monks, looking for a life-extending elixar, instead created gunpowder. Saltpeter or potassium nitrate, is a key ingredient of this. Nitrate is also an important component in farming. When you harvest fruit, vegetables or grain, you take nitrate out. Putting it back in the…