Dear Frank, Was the gold deox alloy? Some deox gold alloys don’t
fabricate as well as the non deox golds. By remelting the gold you
burn more and more of the deox off the content. This leaves more of
the proper gold and alloy to form. For most fabrication success you
are best off ordering gold with the old Handy Harmon formula for
alloying. This is usually sold as sheet and not shot or casting grain.
TR the Teacher & Student