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The initial process proposed for obtaining water from the mineral, was to heat the mineral, capture the resultant steam, and then condense it back into liquid water. The basic process of distilling.

When initial testing was carried out using a Peltier device, distilling was proposed as the ultimate overall result. It was found that the initial heating of the test material resulted in the solid being converted to a liquid. The next step was to heat this liquid until it became steam. This steam was then collected on a cool surface which would change it back to a liquid.

It was soon realised that the INITIAL heating of the material converted the solid directly into a liquid. It was then determined that any further processing was unnecessary! Water had been extracted in one step!

Distilling has been abandoned at this point. It may be necessary to reinvestigate at a later date when more pronounced purification is required.