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Has Anyone Done Home Silver Refining?

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 Posted 10/29/2020  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I just bought 35 lbs of scrap copper AT SPOT.....


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just need a smelting furnace and then there's my first bullion project.
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 Posted 10/29/2020  12:19 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Furnace purchased! Ordered the 5kg cast master elite propane furnace. Thinking if I can make some nice copper bars from this first haul, I can probably resell on eBay and make back most of the money I spent on the furnace. Otherwise, it was a relatively cheap material to practice on anyway.... pretty excited!
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 Posted 11/11/2020  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flag4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've recently come into possession of sterling flatware, candle sticks and platters. Been thinking about getting into this game as well. Been following this fellow on YouTube. A wealth of information.
https://www.youtube.com/user/sreetips

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 Posted 11/11/2020  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flag4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, hope this works . .

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I'm following this too Stash. Good luck keep posting!
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 Posted 11/12/2020  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cross-eyed to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Did You get Your furnace yet? Have You had chance to play around with it yet?
I went ahead and bought one as well,but I'm going too order a smaller crusible for inquarting the gold. The 5Kg will be good for copper,but I think I would lose too much gold with one that big.
Getting ready for when I have My fume hood built. I have been making nitrate crystals in order to make My own nitric acid.I think they look really cool.



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 Posted 11/13/2020  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Silver, I'll bring the hot dogs!!
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 Posted 11/14/2020  01:55 am  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey all, I have gotten my furnace, and I plan to start experimenting with smelting copper this weekend into some ingots. I have about 70lbs that I got at a great price, so plenty to melt and plenty to use in the silver refining process as well.

I'm not close to being set up yet to refine silver, but I have acquired about a kilo of sterling that I plan on refining. I've also found a local scientific supply store where I can get a good price on nitric acid. Just need to slowly acquire some of the glassware and chemistry supplies necessary. I'll see how things go playing with the copper and the furnace for now, and will build from there over time.
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 Posted 11/14/2020  08:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cross-eyed to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have been ordering from these guys.https://www.bing.com/aclk?ld=e8xu_R...da411536b7a2
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 Posted 11/14/2020  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Cross-eyed

I have seen that page before, thinking I'm going to order my hot plate from that site. Seems to be geared toward "kid" science but it's all the same quality stuff, prices seem good. I've already ordered a 4000 ml Pyrex beaker off Amazon, maybe next week I'll order the hot plate from this site. Trying to keep up with my usual silver budget, so taking my time here...

May not be smelting this weekend. It's rainy out, plus I had to order a graphite stir rod and dross skimmer.....
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I ordered their distillation outfit and 5 Pyrex beaker kit. They seem to be made of quality glass. They will go from boiling hot acid to throwing some ice into it no problem.
I also bought the stirring plate.It only measures 4.75"x4.75". A 1000ML beaker fits real nice on it,but I think it would be too small for Your 4000ML.

I still need to order some molds.Then I can start playing around with mine.
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 Posted 11/17/2020  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got my beaker today, and just ordered a 5000ml Büchner funnel apparatus/filter paper for filtering the silver nitrate. Not a cheap hobby and will definitely take awhile to recoup the costs of all this....I'm almost $1,000 in already with everything... got most of the big items out of the way though, last big items that I'll get maybe next month will be the hot plate, couple of HDPE buckets, and some tubing.... oh, and nitric acid....maybe by early 2021 I'll be able to actually start refining...

So in other news, if anyone has sterling silver they want to part with, let me know.
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 Posted 11/18/2020  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So in other news, if anyone has sterling silver they want to part with, let me know.
My wife would kill me if I sent in the silverware.
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 Posted 11/18/2020  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Has anyone done home silver refining?

No , but I did melt Chocolate for a bunch of different molds .
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