The Good Samarium, or an Element of Science
V.E. Samarsky-Bykjovets granted access to the minerals so
Paul Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran could discover samarium
which shouldn’t he have named Samarskyum but he didn’t
but who cares because a mix and match, whatever, with
samarium cobalt magnets led to the first Sony Walkman.
So, pal, try and tell me science hasn’t made your life better.
Sarah Sarai, all mining rights reserved.
Photo: An abandoned mine in the Ural Mountains, perhaps similar to one Samarsky-Bykjovets owned.