In alchemy, an amalgam is a combination of two different metals.
Working with metal, specifically transforming base metal into gold, is one of the key tenants of alchemy. This symbol indicates that a metallic alloy has been created by combining one metal with another; a typical example of this process is combining silver with mercury.
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