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Acid etching 24K gold


#1

Greetings, Does anyone knoow how too acid 24K gold? Whast Kretchner
did with a bunch of his pieces?

Thanks! Kennon Young Vermont Gem Lab


#2
Greetings, Does anyone knoow how too acid 24K gold? Whast
Kretchner did with a bunch of his pieces? 

Wouldn’t that be using aqua regia? Scary stuff that. CIA


#3

You might want to look into electric etching with salt solutions.
I’ve not played with it but I think you can etch almost any metal
with the right solution and resist.

As mentioned above aqua Regia is a gold etchant


#4

starting point…

voltage require would be fairly low. around 1 volt or so off the top
of my head - but then it’s decades since I looked at electropotential
tables.