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Dummies Guide to EASY silver bullion refining at home as a long term precious metal investment

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 09:06 AM
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Bit of a gold / silver bug myself - have pure bars and coins, but lots of junk silver. This thread is one of the best I have read in ages. Will be try this when the weather gets a bit better outside.

Would give OP a billion stars and flags if I could.
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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Great post! I did not realize that silver could be refined this easy. A minor point that I spotted was that according to your graphs, silver is declining in value again.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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First of all - S&F to the OP for a most interesting and valuable post.


Originally posted by ANNED
Your 99.9 is close enough to sell to a refiner but gold and silver ingots need to be .999 fine


Close enough?? I'd say it was spot on. 99.9%, when expressed as a decimal value, IS .999 fine.

Just sayin'

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 09:48 AM
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pure genius, gonna make myself a silver bar =P just one question, how would a shop jewellers test if its all legit without its stamps? Does it need to be sent off? And is the whole process legal? If i just walk into a jewellers with a pound of silver will it raise questions?



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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Absolutely awesome my friend, great post!

My only question is...is there a way to get the copper back? I know its not as precious of a metal, but certainly still has some value.
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Nice thread,makes me want to have a crack at it-I have some similar coins and a few old bits of broken jewellery I may use.I have a semi covered back yard which would be ideal.
Love the use of potato-Have you thought of cutting an "ingot"shaped cavity into a potato-that way you could make your own little silver bars.

My only worry is being able to buy nitric acid-I am in the UK,and I am not sure you can buy the stuff at 70%pure without some kind of license.

Does anyone know?



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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Amazon and ebay my friend, its a little expensive, but once you spent the initial money to get started you won't need to buy it again for a little while.

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'My only question is...is there a way to get the copper back?'

Maybe electrolysis? I'm not sure, only hazarding a guess.
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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www.amazon.co.uk...=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1329670322&sr=8-3

In the UK too, that looks like the stuff?
Not as expensive as i thought it would be either.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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Thank you for showing us this process. I can't wait for your gold refining thread.
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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Nice one Wolvo and OrionTri,
That is the stuff.
Cool I don't have to try it using battery acid then-would that work I wonder,or is it the wrong type of acid?

Hmm,I may give this a go when the spring comes-I have saved the whole first page for future reference.




posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Great info, going to try it out on some silverware.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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Just one question:

How much time from start to finish was in your coin example?

oops 2:

What happens or how do you know if you haven't used enough acid/water mixture - does it ruin the process or do you just start over?



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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Amazing thread, thank you very much for posting here on ATS. My biggest praise is the way in which you wrote the turorial, very easy to follow. Definitely knowledge that i am now glad to have, so thanks again. Would love to see you post about gold too, just to have the matching set.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Wow, this is cool. I'd like to know other sources for silver and gold.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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you don't have to use a US coin.the peso has silver also ( look up dates) and can be obtained cheaper. Nice thread by the way!



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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The value of silver has plummeted since then. In recent weeks, it has hovered around $5 an ounce a


Not sure where your getting your info but it is dead wrong silver has been hovering around $33-$35 an ounce for months now and it was nearly at $50 at one point. It hasn't been at $5 for nearly a decade.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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With all that silver you'll probably never need it, but you could have a STELLAR career as a technical writer.


Muy Bravo OP!



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Very cool thread. Would this work with old electronics as well? Obviously you would need more nitric acid, but have you ever tried that? I wonder if there is enough silver/gold in old electronic boards. Anyone know?

Edit: Does this process work for silver plated items?
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by ihelpwithapostrophes

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Enlightening first post....


Welcome to ATS...don't be shy, have your say. I did give you your first star for effort. You'll need to earn the rest.

Des
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