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What element was more valuable to the Spanish Empire than gold?

And how did it shape Spain's destiny?

Everyone thinks the foundation of Spanish wealth was silver and gold from the New World.  In truth, it was another element, one found deep beneath the ground in rural Spain that was the crucial ingredient in Spain’s Golden Age.  

What is this mysterious element?  And how did it shape Spain’s destiny?  The answer is a museum secret.

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