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First Gold Pour

Post  ruffles on Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:42 pm

My first effort at Melting gold



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Re: First Gold Pour

Post  Grandfather Johnson on Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:32 pm

G'day Ruffles, I see you got it sorted, looks good. Cheers Bruce

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Post  ARARAT on Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:30 pm

G'day Ruffles,

Looking pretty damned nice, those little bits have all grown up mate Wink Wink Wink

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Post  slimpickens on Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:07 pm

Nice one Ruffles, but I have to ask, why do you melt down the little nuggets? Are they easier to sell this way? Don't they look prettier as individual nuggets? I like to pour the nugglets all over my hand and feel the tiny weights.... but that's just me. Embarassed Razz

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Nugglets for me

Post  goldrat on Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:52 pm

slimpickens wrote:Nice one  Ruffles, but I have to ask, why do you melt down the little nuggets?  Are they easier to sell this way? Don't they look prettier  as individual nuggets? I like to pour the nugglets all over my hand and feel the tiny weights.... but that's just me. Embarassed Razz

Slimpickens I'm with you I love to look at all the different characters of each nugglet (SDC finds)
The spectrum is vast , size versus character versus colour . My favourites are the ones found near reefs .
I have recorded each one and keep them on display in groups of the gully/diggings they were found . They say gold can be recognised like fingerprints . I agree and looking at the 30 odd gully's or diggings I have , it never ceases to amaze me how I can recognise where mine were found . Have a great year mate .

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Re: First Gold Pour

Post  ruffles on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:03 pm

Yes got it sorted thanks Bruce  bounce

Makes a bigger rattle in the jar now Paul  Laughing

It can now be scanned with an XRF scanner providing an accurate
indication of the gold content Slim

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Re: First Gold Pour

Post  geof_junk on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:05 pm

This is why I melted my specimen (Over 3.5 Kilos)



Unfortunate is only turned into 17 Oz it exceeded my scales so the rest is next to my watch.

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Post  NeoGeo on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:07 pm

Looks good Ruffles. I still have every individual nugget I have detected.
Although I wouldn't mind doing a gold pour. It would be nice to feel one solid piece. That's why I would do it.
But these pieces are destined to be made into three nugget rings.
That's been the plan from the start.

Maybe I just gotta find myself a nice size slug lol! One day...

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Post  Digginerup on Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:18 pm

scratch Odd shapes geof, how did you pour those?

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Re: First Gold Pour

Post  geof_junk on Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:38 pm

Propane gas on a boiler fire brick (Scooped out), the sizes was the limit for the heat.

Sorry that was Butane   .....Like this Torch Link
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Post  spike-G on Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:17 am

[quote="ruffles"]Yes got it sorted thanks Bruce  bounce

Makes a bigger rattle in the jar now Paul  Laughing

It can now be scanned with an XRF scanner providing an accurate
indication of the gold content
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very impressive g-spike
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Re: First Gold Pour

Post  ruffles on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:17 am

Thanks for the replies

Good to see you are still posting spike-G
Hope you are still collecting more like the
ones you showed me a while back

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