Gold melting methods and handling
On these pages you may find some of gold melting methods and handlings.
One would first need to consider all the safety precautions while melting gold.
In the next step one need to know how to melt the gold properly.
Not all types of gold are to be melted with the same method.
Special precaution and care shall be given when handling any gold that would contain mercury.
Even though our company do not buy or trade with gold that contains mercury, we often recover mercury from tailings, and in the case usage of retorts is necessary to prevent any contamination or disposal of mercury.
- Pouring the gold into the mold
You may see here how gold is quickly poured into the hot mold. After pouring the gold into the mold, shake it a little, give it few kicks, so that any remaining impurities, dirt or borax or remaining particles of gold may come out. Keep those impurities for later refining.
- Quickly adding gold scrap into the melting oven
If you wish to add some gold into the melting oven, do not delay as not to decrease the temperature. Quickly open the melting oven with one hand, and by using tweezers or small scoop, add the scrap gold into the oven.
- Human fat burning while melting the scrap gold
What you may see on this video is human fat burning while melting the gold scrap. Necklaces and bracelets often collect parts of human fat and during the melting stage they quickly burn out.
- Pouring the gold into the mold
Once gold has been melted in the melting oven, you are pouring the gold into the mold. There is no waiting time. The process must be done without delays. The mold must be heated and is usually held on the top of the oven to keep its temperature always hot. Asbestos gloves must be used, as otherwise you cannot handle the hot mold. You take the tweezers in the hand, quickly open the melting oven, then fix the crucible with tweezers and poour the gold into the mold.
- Quick gold mixing with the graphite stab
During the melting process one need to quickly open the melting oven, then use the special graphite stab to mix the gold, and then quickly close the melting oven.
- During melting mold is held on the hot gold melting oven
During the melting process the mold must be heated. As if the mold is not heated and very hot, pouring gold into cold mold would result with the burst of the melted gold. Basic safety gear are protective glasses, asbestos gloves and protective apron. When opening the oven to see or verify if gold have been melted, one should be fast. Open the oven, look inside, shake the gold, and close the oven as fast as possible. Don't let the temperature go down during your observation.
- The front panel of the melting oven for 1 kg of gold
This is the front panel of the small melting oven for gold. The maximum quantity for this melting oven is 1 kg of gold. This melting oven is ideal for scrap gold or gold nuggets. When recovering the gold from tailing heaps on mining sites in Tanzania, Uganda or Kenya, such gold often contains mercury. In that case it is advisable to first separate mercury by using retorts. After separation of mercury such melting oven as this one may be used to melt the final gold. Flux such as borax shall be used…
Current Gold and Silver Price
Current gold price as of March 13th 2021 is US $55.52 per gram or US $55526 per kilogram. Current silver price is US $25.93 per ounce or US $0.91 per gram or US $910 per kilogram.
Call Communication and Reporting Officer I/C of Start Your Own Gold Mine company in Tanzania, Mrs. Happiness Njela, on +256771843538
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Current location of Mentor to Start Your Own Gold Mine
I am Mr. Jean Louis, mentor for Start Your Own Gold Mine program and I am currently located in Kampala, Uganda, preparing for the departure to new mining site on behalf of one of our clients.
I am managing teams of people in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania on distance and exploration and gold mining face to face. We are also promoting our Tanzanite gemstone inventory.
You will need either to contact me or Communication and Reporting Officer I/C and geologist, Mrs. Happiness Njela in Tanzania as described.
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