From animal works; I know that you can distill off a golden liquid from your putrefied/fermented matter. This is at a regular or fairly high heat. You will be left with a gross residue which I am sure you could make into a nice salt (let's call this Salt). You can probably do a more simple separation via settling and pouring also (pretty sure this is how the ancients worked).
The golden liquid that was first distilled; (I'll call it "Essence" S+M) if sitting for a while in a sealed flask will slowly drop out a white waxy looking substance on the bottom of the flask (takes a few weeks to begin) (mine are tear drop shaped flasks; the white wax will form in a little button or circle/ring on the bottom. I believe this is the volatile salts falling out of solution from prolonged storage in the dark.)
You can also separate this with a low-heat distillation (I use a retort) and you will get a crystal clear, very potent spirit(Ill call this Mercury in potential, or the non isolated mercury.) and will be left with the yellow/red/brown looking stuff at the bottom(Ill call this sulfur). The problem I always have here is that it seems that this sulfur likes to turn into a sort of feces once all the moisture leaves; i.e. you are distilling a nice golden fluid (the result of a distillation) and as you get to the bottom of the distillation it gets grosser and grosser. It seems difficult to clean up this "sulfur" if I am understanding this right.
Or maybe its better to put; it seems easy to separate the body from the essence (M+S) and easy enough to separate out the M, but difficult to not burn the S initially.
The clear spirit would be the "mercury" in this example, which like spirit of wine(ethanol) can be increased in potency via multiple eagles at low temperatures; concentrating the volatile portion.
I have a question for @black
You mention that only a few milliliters of mercury or SM is very dangerous; like nitroglycerin and is explosive I believe. "The fear of god" you have mentioned before.
You also said that you can extract 5ml in about 20 minutes.
You get this from the mineral realm; and this is the only substance or mercury capable of pulling sulfur from subjects;
My question is three-fold; or three questions
1. Is the mercury you are obtaining in SMALL and POWERFUL quantities derived from a dry or wet distillation?
2. Have you been able to get it from more than one mineral or only one specific subject?
3.Does what I wrote here agree with how you term these things or am I in your opinion missing the mark here.
For anyone reading; do not take my words too seriously; just jumping into the discussion here.