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Pencil lead is actually made of graphite.
Before the discovery of graphite, styluses were made of soft lead.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencil

A pencil is a writing implement or art medium constructed of a narrow, solid pigment core inside ... Most pencil cores are made of graphite mixed with a clay binder which leaves grey or black marks that can be easily erased. ... Many people have the misconception that the graphite in the pencil is lead, and the black core of ...

pencils.com/the-unleaded-pencil

Here's a myth buster: There is no lead in pencils. Rather, the core is made up of a non-toxic mineral called graphite. The common name “pencil lead” is due to an ...

pencils.com/lead-in-pencils

As mentioned on our The Unleaded Pencil page there is no lead in the writing core of a “lead” pencil. The core is made of non-toxic graphite and does not ...

www.generalpencil.com/how-a-pencil-is-made.html

We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using ... A thin coat of glue is applied to the slats, and one pencil lead is placed into each of the  ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/why-pencil-lead-is-called-lead

Nov 24, 2010 ... There was a form of writing instrument before the pencil called a stylus that sometimes was made of lead. The stylus was a thin rod used ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=What+Is+Pencil+Lead+Made+of%3F&v=CmCHSj2wTCI
Sep 27, 2010 ... Discovery / Science Channel's "How It's Made" Graphite Pencil Leads episode.
www.ask.com/youtube?q=What+Is+Pencil+Lead+Made+of%3F&v=bv7uNhmD--8
Jun 28, 2016 ... Up next. How It's Made - COLOURED PENCILS & GRAPHITE PENCIL LEADS - Duration: 10:09. How It's Made 239,271 views · 10:09 ...

discovermagazine.com/2007/may/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-pencils

May 14, 2007 ... 1 There is no risk of lead poisoning if you stab yourself (or someone else) with a ... 5 Pencil marks are made when tiny graphite flecks, often just ...

www.lead.org.au/lanv4n3/lanv4n3-11.html

Nov 26, 2012 ... The 'lead' in a pencil has not been made of lead for centuries. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used small lead discs to rule ...