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    Flux for smelting gold

    Hey guys I got a few flaks and some jewely I would like to melt down. Im on ebay right now trying to find a nice ceramic crusible.
    The thing is, I dont know what flux to use. I have a few different kinds for my electronics but not sure what type gold uses.
    I seen some videos where they add borax to the flux. So I bought some sodium tetrborax decahydrate. Just need to figure out the flux deal for it.

    Another questions besides the type of flux. Will a wood stove get hot enough to melt the gold? I noticed my fathers wood stove got hot and melted one of the iron linings in the duoble wall in the back so I figure if it gets hot enough to melt itself it should melt gold right?
    will to much heat crack my crucible?

    Ok a little browsing on ebay and I found out its chapman flux
    Last edited by kitt; Oct 29, 2012 at 03:49 PM.

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    I beleive that ole Boraxo can be used as flux in a pinch...

    Here is some additional info...refer to the lower half pertaining to gold smelting....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borax
    Last edited by stefen; Oct 29, 2012 at 04:22 PM.
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