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Iron filings (alchemy)

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A symbol used in alchemy to indicate iron filings.

The main body of this symbol consists of the sign for the planet Mars (often associated with iron) rotated 45 degrees to the right, and the three small dots represent the concept of filings.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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