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Offline auhunter

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Gold Storage
« on: June 25, 2008, 03:07:43 PM »
Does anyone add anything to the water they use in vials to store fine gold so that they don't get cloudy over time? this is a really annoying problem for me! <-frustrated->

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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 10:16:08 PM »
Hi Auhunter

We dry our gold and then we don't have to muck with the water ;D

Get a small metal gold pan and heat on low flame until fine gold is dry and then put in small vials.

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PS-hubby says to put a drop of bleach into the vials of water and it might solve the cloudiness.

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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 08:23:22 AM »
You could also use glycerin - helps to magnify the gold as well  {cool^sign}

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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 05:16:44 PM »
Jenthenugget and Joetherock
PS-hubby says to put a drop of bleach into the vials of water and it might solve the cloudiness.

Does bleach attack gold, or is that only when its mixed with H2O2?


You could also use glycerin - helps to magnify the gold as well  {cool^sign}


Nice!! [-1st-] Magnification is always good where I pan. LOL   <-laugh->

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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 11:48:19 PM »
Only put a small amount of bleach into the water to kill off the algae, bacteria, etc.

Yes, we agree magnification is always a good thing--too bad it can't make the gold multiply <-good_>

Let us know how and what works.  We are still fumbling through with experiments ourselves.





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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 11:31:32 PM »
Bleach can attack gold but not significantly.  The bleach will lose some chlorine, and chlorine dissolves gold.
I would say just wash it in vinegar then store it in a bit of vinegar and water.  That should make it shine nicely.

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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 11:45:11 AM »
You might try a little dish detergent and then rinse well, dry and vial it with nice clean distilled water.  SMelter

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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 11:54:12 AM »
I have a vial (small glass) where I keep my gold until it's dry then I just pour it over to where I'll store it. <-good_>
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Re: Gold Storage
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 10:41:45 AM »
I store some of my gold wet, and some dry. I have noticed that the water with the gold will get cloudy sometimes, but after chnging the water a few times, it stayed clear. Probably finally got rid of all the junk. I like storeing the gold dry, but then I use plastic vials. It is very easy to break a glass vial that has a gram or 2 or dry gold in it.
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