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    How to melt gold at home??

    I have several oz. of gold to melt into a button or bar. I have several crucibles and a gas ax. Do I need some kind of flux to keep spatter down?

    Will I be able to sell it once I do it? I have heard it can be hard to sell. Thanks for any advice. NVRADAR

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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    I would send it into ARA... They will refine it for you, and send it back minus 2%, which is not much at all... It would be in BB form though, but then it would be much easier to melt and mold into an ingot, etc...
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    Thanks for the info Silver Surfer. I'll check them out.

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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    I use borax .to shield to gold . google different methods . to much to sit here and type ...... look in gold prospecting section ,I do have some old post on this topic that will help . I believe it's under rock salt nugget .
    no matter where you go,there you are!

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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    Hey fellas thanks for the responses. I kinda like the raw form here by just dumping it in cold water. What do ya think?
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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    They Call that Corn Flaking.


  9. #9
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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    Then thats what I did! COOL stuff huh! I do have a few that do look like corn flakes although a good bit thicker. NVRADAR

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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    To get the BB style, you have to pour the molten gold at a higher distance from the water pot and do it slooooowly and in small amounts. That gives the gold time to "pull" into a ball before it hits the water. It's the same technique used years ago to make lead buckshot.
    "Dobie created the HUNGER............Von Mueller said, EAT". comment by HELM Associates on the dedication page of their book, Treaasure Lead Generation.

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    Re: How to melt gold at home??

    Yep it makes perfect sense. I just like the strange shapes it makes.

 

 

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