> Possibly but unlikely as the ark was mostly kept in the dark
> and was always carried concealed from profane eyes so it never
> really saw the light of day.
So was the Shamir, kept in some container until they wanted to use it.
BTW Your examples were experiences when the thing was brought out into the light of day. Possibly one of the reasons sun dishes were considered 'magic' and dangerous by the uninitiated. Shame this is still the case today.