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Refining, What do you save to send?


#1

I’m curious to know what everyone saves to send to the refiner?
Sweeps, scraps, the obvious stuff, I know, but to what extent do you
save?

I’ve heard the stories about chairs and rugs that were sent in
containing a small fortune, but what of the daily stuff. Sandpaper,
perhaps?

Just curious,
Pam Farren
Newburyport, MA


#2

Call Advanced Chemical, they are in Warwick RI, not too far from
you. You might also try Pease and curren, they are in RI aw well. I
use both.

Dennis.


#3

These are my containers:

  1. Clean Sterling - this can include metal with solder, but not
    mixed metals, or parts containing adheisoves or stones.

  2. Junky Sterling - Used sandpaper, sweeps, metal with odd things
    glued or soldered to it.

  3. 18KG

  4. 14KG

A million years ago, I worked for a goldsmith who refined the filters
from her heating system, the bags from her vaccum cleaner, and the
entire rug when she remodeled the studio. She did get a small
fortune. I, however, do not use much gold, and would not get much $$
for such careful measures.


#4

Check on Hoover and Strong’s web sight for info on refining. There
is also a thread on refining on Ganoksin.


#5
Check on Hoover and Strong's web sight for info on refining. There
is also a thread on refining on Ganoksin. 

That’s the best advise. I can tell you what we do, though. We have a
big fiber drum from the refiner for floor sweeps, polishing filters
and such. We have a smaller container, about 1/2 gallon, for bench
sweeps, and if I sweep the floor by my bench I might put it in there.
We keep our filings and scrap separate and clean, and recycle them
(melt them), but anything metal that is suspect for that I put in a
glass vial that’s pure metal - no dust, lint, etc. That’s because we
get a better return the cleaner it is, with our guy. Less work for
them = more money for us.

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