pounding gold..............

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pounding gold..............

Post by vance galliher » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:20 am

................. I have a 1" square block cube that I gilded. So I have a square block of gold ( hahaaaaa I wish !) I read this would make 3,300 leaf of gold ......so if buying by the book, that's $5,280 for that 1" cube. I also read someplace in my stuff, but I can't find it .....if you pounded this cube out to leaf size thickness it would measure 12' x ? (300 yards ?).....how many yards ?
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Re: pounding gold..............

Post by BruceJackson » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:42 am

It's pretty amazing how far it will spread.

The gold I'm getting custom-made is 17grams per 1000 leaves. European standard is 15-16 grams per 1000. Some of the cheaper stuff is only 12-13 grams.

It seems to me, the value of the gold is a bit over half the cost of a book if bought at wholesale. If buying one book at retail prices, it's maybe a third.

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Re: pounding gold..............

Post by erik winkler » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:54 am

I was dreaming about my gold solution (Aqua Regia) I am about to make.
If I will brush on the solution on an object and put an anode or kathode stick in a stone I can turn things in to gold if i rub the stone over the surface like a Philosopher's stone.
The would burn me or drown me instantly to see if am a devil or something.... but on the other side... we all know how people are.... they will let me mary the kings daughter instead.

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Re: pounding gold..............

Post by Danny Baronian » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:00 pm

.... yea Vance, works been slow down here too until just lately!! :)
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