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What Is Pencil Lead Really Made out of?

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Pencil lead is usually made out of graphite mixed with a clay binder. They are usually used for both writing and drawings which are resistant to moisture, most chemicals, ultraviolet radiation and natural ageing.
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The pencil lead is made of graphite which is a non-toxic mineral. This came about when graphite deposits were discovered in Borrowdale England in 1564 and they were appreciated for leaving a darker mark than lead which was being used at the time.
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