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Reclycing silver


#1

I have about 8 oz of silver sweeps.
What is the best way to turn this into ingot form ?

Thanks,
Mike


#2

So long as you cut, files or ground out all the bits with solder, you can melt and pour into one of these things: https://goo.gl/Ms3gn9

If you didn’t do that, send the sweeps to a refiner.


#3

Honestly, the best way is to send it to a refiner. The reason is that burning everything that isn’t your silver is extremely toxic to the environment. That environment includes you, but isn’t limited to you. The refiners have specially-designed stacks that remove the toxins as the sweeps burn out. Do yourself and the environment a favor and have it professionally refined.
Conni