In my world there is a metal commonly associated with enhanced magical properties. However as a balancing system I don't want this metal to be combined or forged in any way. The technology level is around Gregorian year 0, but they do have magic available so they could creatively get around minor problems like heat requirement etc. Is there a metal that could fill the following properties (in this era), or do I need to invent one entirely?
- Occurs naturally in shards/nuggets no larger than an inch.
- Cannot be molten down at this technology level.
- Cannot be forged together/fused at this technology level.
- Is as rare as Gold.
- Does not occur in large deposits (a few bits at a time max).
The aim is to develop a magical process that eventually can reforge this metal into a weapon, but this shouldn't be possible with their regular technology. So bonus points if it is workable with modern technologies.