Would appreciate comments regarding the Shor gold refining
system from anyone who has used it . Thanks. Jerry Holt
i used to do all my own refining via aqua regea and then
precipitating the gold and silver. i have a very rudimentary
understanding of that process and made it work very
satisfactorily, but was concerned about all the caustic stuff i
was using. i read all the claims made by shor in their
advertising and talked to a few people who owned the shor unit.
i asked them if they reccomend buying one, and they all said no!
they are all bench jewelers, like me, who want to process bench
sweeps. the shor unit is next to useless (!) on this type of
material. you REALLY have to eliminate all oxides for it to work
at all. one must use a LOT of ammonia chloride (toxic!) to get
the gold clean enough. if your gold is not oxidised and you know
the karat why refine it ? it does work on gold purchased for
scrap, metal that is purchased clean.
i know all this because i didn’t heed my fellow jewelers advice,
i bought one. it was one of my worst purchases and the biggest
waste of time i’ve subjected myself too. if you want ot play
with one, i will send you my unit and the (probably table) salt
it needs,(other ‘special chemicals’ only available from shor you
will need to purchase) FREE if you pay for shipping and my wifes
time to ship it. this offer is to you first, if anyone else
would like to take the offer and jerry doesn’t want it, please
e-mail me directly.
i let the honest professionals do my refining now, they send me
24k back in three days.