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Stone Golems are made out of stone.
Flesh Golems are made out of flesh.
Adamantine Golems are made out of adamantine.
Therefore, it stands to reason that Quantium Golems are made out of Quantium. I could easily see Nex pulling a version of his capital city out of another dimension with the express purpose of turning it into a golem.
If we're going off of the ridiculously OP epic level "Immortals Handbook" bestiary from Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, then yes. Ioun Golems are made of ioun stones.
We have a Pathfinderized one in Pathfinder #126. In order to construct one you need 2,000 lbs of the finest brass, silver, and platinum worth 70,000 GP and six unique ioun stones. So suffice to say they are not mostly made of Ioun Stones.
It's my understanding that standards of golem construction are a lot less advanced than they used to be (before earthfall etc.). So it's possible that "make a golem out of just one material" is just the primitive "Golems 101" method. If a wizard were to combine different materials that resonate constructively with each other, you can probably make better golems.
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I think Quantium is a substance, and that the city was named after the local quantium mines.
Quantium itself is probably an alloy of unobtainium and handwavium. ;)
I mean, there are brass golems but brass is not a naturally occuring substance (it is an alloy of copper and zinc) - you cannot mine for brass.
So even if quantium is a specific metal, it could just be a complicated alloy of a bunch of rare metals, or perhaps some even more advanced magical materials engineering..
Why couldn't you break off a sample to analyze? You'd just have to be really brave and have a teleport contingency handy.
So if you, personally were handed a piece of material which (unknown to you) was an 80/20 mixture of Tantalum carbide and hafnium carbide, how precisely would you go about figuring that out? Presumably you'd have to rely on someone who already has the theoretical basis to understand what that is and how it can be differentiated from other things; but what if there was no such person?
Like sure Golarion has some real smart people with real high skill checks who nonetheless cannot figure out the wonders of a lost age (e.g. the flying cities of Shory).
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