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Offline Kootenay Gold

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pouring placer gold
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:32:57 AM »
Here's my first attempt at a solid gold heart from my smaller placer gold ( not the stuff in pic, that is for soldering on ), Any guesses on weight? Any advice on melting and pouring into moulds? This one was poured into a piece of pure graphite that I dremmeled into for the heart shape. What fluxes do you use?
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Offline jobinyt

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Re: pouring placer gold
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 03:31:49 PM »
send me a couple ounces and I'll make a couple vids  so you can see how it's done;)

Offline marekn

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Re: pouring placer gold
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 05:35:08 PM »
One of better way of casting gold to achieve nice precise cast with no porosity is using wax pattern ( wax model in the shape of your desire , like you did.  ) casted using centrifugal casting method . You can find a lot of info and tutorials on Youtube.

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Re: pouring placer gold
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 09:24:42 AM »
second try nailed the birthday present total weight is 17.4 grams
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Offline poncho

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Re: pouring placer gold
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 12:24:58 PM »
Kootenay Gold Inspiring to look at your labor of love well done thanks
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

Offline gordmanca

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Re: pouring placer gold
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 04:25:43 PM »
Awesome job KG!
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Re: pouring placer gold
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 07:47:24 PM »
I Hope she loves it.and apperciates the work that went into it.Nice job Luck Mcbain.
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