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Thread: Thinking about refining sterling silver to 999

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    Default Thinking about refining sterling silver to 999

    I can normally get a lot of sterling under melt, has anyone sucessfully refined any sterling and what process did you use, did it end up as granular and then how did you smelt it for pouring in bars, thanks.

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    Default Re: Thinking about refining sterling silver to 999

    Don't know. Would like to know how to refine. Is there a good book out there on ths subject?

    One refiner wants 30% of a big lot of .925 silver to take it in.

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    Default Re: Thinking about refining sterling silver to 999

    Seems to me that going from a known purity to an unknown purity would LESSEN the value of your silver.

    You would have to figure in assay costs into your equation.

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    Default Re: Thinking about refining sterling silver to 999

    Define a lot. Do you have a 20gal. tub, or a 20 foot storage shed full?

    Back when I first became interested in PMs, I got all excited about the possibility of melting down computer motherboards & gold plated connectors.
    Then I found out that the local scrap yard will buy them.
    Or I can sell them on Ebay.

    I vote to let someone else do the refining if you are hoarding for wealth.
    An exception might be if you were a craftsperson/jeweler that needed a source of silver to work with.
    Then it could add to the "mistique" of your product.

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    Default Re: Thinking about refining sterling silver to 999

    I did a google search for "electrolytic purification of silver". Here's one useful thread I came up with. I'm sure there are others.

    http://www.chemicalforums.com/index.php?topic=32471.0

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    Default Re: Thinking about refining sterling silver to 999

    Quote Originally Posted by keepitlow View Post
    Don't know. Would like to know how to refine. Is there a good book out there on ths subject?

    One refiner wants 30% of a big lot of .925 silver to take it in.
    Try midwest for your silver, many folks swear by them. http://midwestrefineries.com/silver.htm

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