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  1. #1

    Feb 2008
    spokane,wa.
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    Gold in Glass

    A friend has had apiece of glassabout 5 inches
    across and 2 inches deep.The bottom appears
    to be black glass with gold flakes scattered on
    top and the clear glass on top.He aquiered this
    about 2 years ago and tried smashing it with a
    large hammer to get the gold out. It didnt work.
    Now he has a buch of glass with gold flakes in
    it. Some arestill fair size. over 1 inch around.
    Does anyone have any idea how to get the gold
    out ? Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank You in advance, Jimbob

  2. #2
    stefen

    Re: Gold in Glass

    More than likely, the gold is in the form of an extremely thin foil.

    Chances are that it will be next to impossible to recover the gold content in any manner.

    The value would be negligible...

    And lastly, it may be gold colored foil with zero gold content.

  3. #3

    Apr 2008
    central new york
    2 compass coin pros
    668

    Re: Gold in Glass

    what melts first? gold or glass. acetyline torch maybe. if you want hunks, hammer but the gold will be flattened. find an assayor to help.
    if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!

  4. #4
    us
    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
    Etrac
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Gold in Glass

    I hate to say this but you might just toss in the trash.

    Burdie

  5. #5
    stefen

    Re: Gold in Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Burdie
    I hate to say this but you might just toss in the trash.

    Burdie
    All great minds or something like that.

  6. #6
    Ant
    Ant is offline
    us
    Aug 2006
    Cali
    Glold Bug 2 MineLab SE
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    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Gold in Glass

    A drop or two of dish soap in a gold pan and pan it out. The specs that won't pan out sniff out with a sniffer bottle. Fine flour gold can float on top of water, the soap is used to break the surface tension on the water to help stop the gold from floating off.

    Good luck.

  7. #7

    Apr 2008
    central new york
    2 compass coin pros
    668

    Re: Gold in Glass

    yeah, probably gold leaf. we have a bank and Russian Ortho. church in the area with gold leaf domes. want to go with a scraper and a vacuum and get it. probably my last flight when i fell off. not much to it.
    if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!

 

 

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