Hi again Andrew
I do quite alot of this as well, maybe I can lend some advice…
Mixing different gold alloys together is a crap shoot, I have
had trouble with cracking mixing 2 different alloys of virgin 18
yellow gold, which surprised the heck our of me. Apparently it
has to do with the silicon additive that so many manufacturers
Is it possible to remelt including with it some alloys or
anything, or is it best to refine it.
I suggest refining is the best practice.
Does anyone know of a way of refining that can be carried out in
the workshop that is not too dangerous?
I highly recommend the salt water refining system from Shor
Comany. For about $700 US and a few dollars per ounce of gold for
materials you can safely refine your gold to an acceptable
purity.If nothing else you could then send the produced gold
ingot to a refiner in trade for casting grain or whatever your
needs are. In this manner you could greatly reduce your refining
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