Ask The Experts: How to remove precious metals from lead?
August 2010 by Thom Seal, PhD, PEI have a large amount of precious metals, gold and silver, mixed in with lead. Cupelling is expensive. What method can I use to extract the gold and silver without cupelling?
The gold from 80 years ago still holds all of its value—it’s the Dollar that has been damaged.
As he was working near the extreme low end of the ground sluicing, I heard a yell through my headphones. Making my way down to him I could see the smile from a long distance.
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