Corralling Those Pesky Platinum Group Metals
June 2005 by Charles L. ButlerSome assay beads disappear, collapse, hide under the surface, or spread out flat while being cupelled, just as the last tiny bit of liquid litharge is driven off. This is especially true of platinum, iridium and osmium, when attempting to re-bead the filtered residue from a parted bead.
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The very first thing to find out...is if the detector has the ability to be ground balanced.
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