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Naquadah is a rare, super-heavy metal used by a wide number of different races. Its most basic use is as a weapon: Naquadah greatly amplifies energy, making it extremely potent if paired with explosives. Due to its unique properties, Naquadah forms the basis for many advanced technologies; the Stargates themselves are composed almost entirely of naquadah. Naquadah is also present in the bloodstream of the Goa'uld, which allows them to control their technology and sense the presence of other symbiotes. The Goa'uld have naquadah mining operations on many planets; its refined form, weapons-grade naquadah, is extremely valuable and often used as currency. Weapons-grade naquadah is so dense that two Jaffa are required to lift a quantity the size of a couple of common housing bricks, making it at least as dense as gold. Alternate forms of Naquadah include Liquid Naquadah, used to power Goa'uld staff weapons, and heavy liquid naquadah, used to power Goa'uld AG-3 weapons satellites.

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Naquadah ore

Naquadah ore

Naquadah is a super heavy mineral, and has superconductor capabilities. It stores massive amounts of energy and is extremely hard. It gives off a unique energy signature that the Goa'uld, former hosts, Jaffa, Tok'ra and Cassandra can detect. However large doses of drugs can counter this. Also handheld sensors, and those on the Prometheus can detect the signature. The energy stored in Naquadah can be released rather efficiently. Small amounts of Naquadah can be absorbed into the blood streams of some creatures. Allied with the host body's bio-electrical impulses, the energy contained within the naquadah in the bloodstream of host and symbiote renders these Goa'uld devices operable when touched. It was stated to be quartz like. Because of the Naquadah in her blood Samantha Carter is resistant to anesthesia. Radio signals cannot pierce large amounts of Naquadah. Naquadah is capable of repeatedly handling an active wormhole, where as Titanium only lasts several minutes under similar conditions. The hardest known substance in the universe is the Asgard created alloy, consisting of carbon, neutrino, and naquadah. Liquid naquadah is capable of firing powerful pulses of energy repeatedly. A variant of Naquadah called Naquadria stores much more power. However it was believed to be created artificially by Thanos, and is only known to exist on Langara. Carter theorizes that the substance can be used to solve hyperdrive technology, as well as shields.

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