When alloying put metals in the order of melting points: highest
If you're alloying fine copper, fine gold and fine silver...
copper 1083 C
gold 1063 C
silver 960 C
note that they all melt at pretty much similar temperatures so I do
them all at once. Think also of quantities: if you're making 22k then
there's so little of the copper that you might as well have it in
there with the gold.
Make sure the metal is all cut into small pieces, and be quick.
Don't take long over the melting. Quick is good as there's less time
for oxides to build up and mess up your alloy.
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