The one gram holds 60 pro cent or more pure silver, forget the
7.5% copper in sterling we are talking about 0.4%
Those 0.4% is enough to get you into trouble Peter if we are dealing
I agree with you.
Their is nothing wrong by reusing silver. It's a metal like another
one with specifications you have to know an deal with.
However, people insert al kind of metals into it (lead, pewter,
cadmium and iron are the most knowen ones).
That is where trouble starts, right there.
The next person doesn't know about it, melts the silver down with
lots of blue and green colores and a room filled with nasty smoke....
bin there done that.
That is the reason why I have a ventilation system build, I've
learned something after all.
For ones, I have the privelage in Europe to have the opportunity of
a company (Fischer Pfordzheim) who can provide me with a powder based
on potassium nitrate for cleaning silver.
In short terms it means: powder + silver + time + heat = result nice
cleaned silver to work with.
If the first run doesn't do it all then the second will.
Another way is using chemistry which invalves working with acids.
Sure, you need to know and understand the process.
The point is, I've learned it and I'm not strong in chemistry at
Helping hands are ready to be found all over the world! If I can do
it, anyone who whould like to know it can do it aswell but you have
to pay attention and stay focussed.
Now that I know about it and learned how to work savely I'm glad
that I made this step towards facing this issue.
I have a nice jar with pure cleaned silver and one problem less to
deal with just by perserverance.
I'm sure there are many way's to clean silver with recipes I've
never heard of.
For what it's worth it.