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Activated Carbon
« on: July 30, 2018, 05:46:18 PM »
I need some advice - am going to batch leach some milled ore samples and plan on using AC to cement out the values.  Instead of stripping the AC I was wondering if it can be smelted, maybe with a bit of litharge as a collector and some borax to slag off contaminants.  I understand the carbon can be ďashedĒ in an electric muffle furnace (I donít have one) but assume a gas furnace or torch would create too much wind and either volatilize the microscopic gold particles and/or blow the particles and ash out of the vessel - hence the smelting question.  Iím talking about less than a handful of AC.

 


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