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0000821Dwarf FortressGeologypublic2010-04-08 14:032010-09-07 04:52
Toady One 
0000821: Horn silver uses METAL_TEMPLATE
All of the "native" metal ores (copper, silver, gold, platinum, aluminum, and adamantine) use METAL_TEMPLATE, while actual ores (hematite, garnierite, cassiterite, etc.) use STONE_TEMPLATE.

For some reason, Horn silver uses METAL_TEMPLATE, making the Z-Stones list suggest "Sharp blades" and allowing the creation of horn silver weapons in Arena mode.

Considering horn silver is actually silver chloride, it doesn't make much sense to treat it as a substitute for the metal itself - it should be using STONE_TEMPLATE.
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child of 0000823resolved Toady One "Native" ores use METAL_TEMPLATE, can supposedly be used for "sharp blades" and studding (doesn't work) 
Issue History
2010-04-08 14:03QuietustNew Issue
2010-04-09 20:03CreidiekiTag Attached: raw file
2010-07-30 23:01Hieronymous AlloyIssue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2010-07-30 23:02Hieronymous AlloyNote Added: 0011311
2010-07-31 02:09FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000823
2010-08-02 12:57FootkerchiefNote Added: 0011411
2010-08-02 16:28QuietustNote Added: 0011419
2010-08-02 19:25QuietustNote Edited: 0011419bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0011419#r4472
2010-09-06 05:16Toady OneNote Added: 0012450
2010-09-06 05:16Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-09-06 05:16Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.13
2010-09-06 05:16Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2010-09-06 05:16Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-09-07 04:52Hieronymous AlloyIssue End Monitor: Hieronymous Alloy

Hieronymous Alloy   
2010-07-30 23:02   
Just had this cause my mayor to mandate "horn silver items" be made, which of course I can't do.
2010-08-02 12:57   
If it's like 0002151, you can probably satisfy the mandate just by mining some horn silver.
2010-08-02 16:28   
(edited on: 2010-08-02 19:25)
Horn silver items should be makeable by your masons or stone crafters - contrary to reports otherwise, it is absolutely possible to enable them in Z-Stones (make sure you select the ore and not the metal itself) and have your stoneworkers use them.

Toady One   
2010-09-06 05:16   
Switched over to stone for 0.31.13 (old saves will have their old raws though).