i was loooking in the wrong magazine subscription. pure gold
advertises in ajm, not jck. a hearty thankyou to all that
responded. they are in el sobrante, ca.
from what i understand at this time, there are two types of
’pure gold’. pure gold for fabrication and casting under a
cover gas or vacuum with induction, resistance melt. or pure gold
which has limitations for the thickness of the item to be cast
but has the advantage of being cast without cover gases, vacuum
etc. it does not like to overheated. it is best melted with
induction but it can be torch melted with care.
due to the higher melting temps it requires a phosphate based
investment (like for platinum).
it can be purchased in any amount required.
being me, i hate to send anything out except bead stringing. so
i’ll attempt a casting with option ‘c’. i’ll let everyone know
how it turns out.