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James Quintana
When it's time to put the SMB we have to use distilled water ice . Such amazing amount of gold and just to see the gold bar thank you for your videos
Collin Buckley
Collin Buckley 27 days ago
would this be easier with a kiln or nah
sreetips
sreetips 27 days ago
I’ve never used a kiln
Golden Paydirt Reviews
Hey sreetips do a video recovering the pure silver in circuit breakers!
David Booker
David Booker Month ago
This guy is excellent
sand-bandit
sand-bandit Month ago
@1:06:13 I think we found out where industrial light and magic got their "blaster" sound effect! haha.
Yossy Y
Yossy Y Month ago
How do I buy it from you ?
Esteban Diaz
Esteban Diaz Month ago
So cool! Also, i can't help to notice he sounds like steve-o from jackass
milton damiao
milton damiao Month ago
Nice gold.
Sebastien Roure
Sebastien Roure 2 months ago
You should make a video on extracting silver from computer keyboard , unless I missed it , can’t find one even descent .... I’m not in a gold budget just yet lol tried some from eBay bars I got suckered lol
sreetips
sreetips 2 months ago
Any mistake that doesn’t maim or kill you makes you stronger. I’ve never tried keyboard metals recovery. I’ll bet the yields are very low.
jimmyboy131
jimmyboy131 2 months ago
I can't help but imagine that Sreetips is an eccentric individual who has been shunned by society because of his mad alchemist ways. You should do a video where you label things as "Merlin" instead of Sreetips, "Lead" (instead of Silver), "Bronze", and "Baked Earth", etc, and the various acids are "Dragon's urine", "Liquid Eye of Newt", etc. Then the end result is you end up with Gold. Ta-daa!!
maniacus76
maniacus76 2 months ago
Why can't you just melt the karat gold itself and pour into pelets and use the treatment on just the alloy you start with... wouldn't the acids dissolve the other metals in the karat gold by itself just as well.. it seems you are creating an addidional process to recover the silver you melted with the gold that might not be necessary..
sreetips
sreetips 2 months ago
No, the acid will NOT penetrate high karat gold. 14k gold in boiling nitric just sits there, looking back at you.
Johnie Smith
Johnie Smith 2 months ago
Tried to find your eBay store but could not find triple checked my spelling but had no luck
sreetips
sreetips 2 months ago
Sreetips is my eBay user name type in eBay search block and it should come up
sreetips
sreetips 2 months ago
I have “sreetips” in some of the listing titles. If it don’t pop up after you search then I’m just as baffled as you.
Johnie Smith
Johnie Smith 2 months ago
@sreetips I live in kelso Longview Washington State
sreetips
sreetips 2 months ago
I only sell in the usa
Silvio Vassallo
Silvio Vassallo 2 months ago
hi what would be the simple for of calculation for 18 ct ? for 14 it was 1.265 and for 10 ct it was .635 ........if possible let me know how to come up to these calculation thanks .
sreetips
sreetips 2 months ago
18k grams times 1.9 = amount of metal to add for inquartation
Zachary W. Beavers
Zachary W. Beavers 3 months ago
Do you know that the Nitric/Water combo has run it's course when the fumes cease? Or are you just going by the time you have it sitting in the solution?
Zachary W. Beavers
Zachary W. Beavers 3 months ago
Also, when you're adding Sodium Metabisulfite, the color of the foam indicates wether or not there is more Gold to be precipitated?
Zachary W. Beavers
Zachary W. Beavers 3 months ago
I can tell when you do the 5th treatment that the red smoke seems to be almost non existent
Zachary W. Beavers
Zachary W. Beavers 3 months ago
Also how many times do you usually run it through solution? Is there a standard method you use as far as how many times you purify it?
Mari Elle
Mari Elle 3 months ago
I love these videos! I appreciate you taking the time to make these. Where do you get your scrap gold? No idea if you are near Atlanta but if so I'd love to take an in person instruction class if you do that.
Mari Elle
Mari Elle 3 months ago
@sreetips no worries. I appreciate the videos. Really fascinating!
sreetips
sreetips 3 months ago
Sorry I don’t give instruction
Kerry Vix
Kerry Vix 3 months ago
Is there any reason for not using both copper AND silver in the same inquarting process ? Or is that workable? It seems it would be .
sreetips
sreetips 3 months ago
You could. I refine silver and throw copper away. So FOR ME, I use silver only to inquart
Kerry Vix
Kerry Vix 3 months ago
It appears the cost of acids exceeds the yield .
prospector_pete
prospector_pete 3 months ago
and how do you work out that magic number . i see you didnt use 1.265 for the 14k. i need a number for 9k and 18k
prospector_pete
prospector_pete 3 months ago
@sreetips ok i have a 9k bangle , i put it into diluted hot nitric and nothing happened , a few bubbles sat around the bangle but no reaction at all , i tried putting more nitric , i sat it on high heat for an hour , still no reaction
sreetips
sreetips 3 months ago
18k is 1.9 and 9k May go just like it is. Think I made a video about 9k
prospector_pete
prospector_pete 3 months ago
i have a question . how can 14k be 303% gold when here in aus we have 9k and thats 375% gold
sreetips
sreetips 3 months ago
A Goldie locks range. Too high and the nitric can’t penetrate. Too low and the hold crumbles and it’s hard to work with
sreetips
sreetips 3 months ago
There’s a range between 27% to 33%
prospector_pete
prospector_pete 3 months ago
@sreetips but u said its got to be below 25^. 9k is 37.5 %
sreetips
sreetips 3 months ago
Check my video on 9k I think it will go in nitric just like it is. No need to add silver. .9k is low enough gold content to go in nitric just like it is
sreetips
sreetips 3 months ago
14k is 58.3% pure gold; 14/24=.583
MonchoYT
MonchoYT 4 months ago
169.5 °F.... nice
Raymond Cote
Raymond Cote 4 months ago
Everything is too small esp melt
Chris Summerfield
Chris Summerfield 4 months ago
Great video 👍
Orbital Security
Orbital Security 4 months ago
interesting how you do almost everything by "feeling"...no exact ml meassurements and stuff
sreetips
sreetips 4 months ago
I’ve probably refined one thousand ounces of pure gold over the last ten years. With that much experience under my belt I can developer a feel for these processes.
Heiden R
Heiden R 4 months ago
One year later this same bar is worth $15k. Good job!
sreetips
sreetips 4 months ago
Store your wealth in metals that are increasing in value rather than in paper dollars that are decreasing in value. If you need to buy food or pay rent convert some of your metal to paper so you can live!
james cacace
james cacace 4 months ago
this ending in a beautiful pour was perfect. had there been flux or some such on that bar, it would of been a downer. Great bar, Great tutorial. And for the comments on the length of each vid in this series, it IS a tutorial. It takes patience to present this much information in a concise manner. this is dangerous stuff he's dealing with. I, for one, am glad for the step by step.
Falcão Vermelho
Falcão Vermelho 5 months ago
really nice video, the best gold refinement video I have seen in youtube, you explained quite well the steps. I am just left with few questions like what is the ice? the lead is dissolved by the h2so4? The excess nitric acid you neutralized with another acid, could you cut this tep out if you just rinse the stock solution a bit more? Really great job! I am subscribing to more!
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
The ice cubes are made from tap water. Cools the solution and forces silver chloride out of solution to trap it in the filter. Sulfuric acid will combine with any lead forming lead sulfate can be filtered out to remove 100% of it from the gold in the filter. I won’t have excess nitric because I used just enough to just dissolve the gold. But if I do overshoot then I’ll usesulfamic acid to kill any excess nitric
Jim C
Jim C 5 months ago
14,960 dollar bar as of today’s price, nice days work.
Kerry Vix
Kerry Vix 5 months ago
Why did you add the silver, and not just refine out the base metals from the 10 and 14 k gold?
james cacace
james cacace 4 months ago
​@sreetips I too always wondered about that process (inquarting?)
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
Because the nitric won’t penetrate if you don’t add the silver
Jeff Sim
Jeff Sim 5 months ago
I just watched this great video. It's awesome, but I was wondering if you could explain why do you need to add silver to your gold alloys? Thanks
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
To dilute the gold so nitric can penetrate
Chris Baines
Chris Baines 5 months ago
You keep referring to the solution that you pour out as, "silver", but because silver nitrate is blue in hue, it is obvious that the solution contains not only silver nitrate, but also contains nickel nitrate (green in hue), resulting in a sort-of murky sea green hue. Also, you say that green could mean palladium in solution, although palladium nitrate is red in hue, which would cause a green solution to turn black in larger quantities, but would not be noticeable in a green solution in trace quantities., but would never turn a solution green.
Top RPDR videos
Top RPDR videos 5 months ago
Man you really put a ton of effort in this. I really appreciate it!
Tanner Foster
Tanner Foster 5 months ago
@sreetips when you say dilute and concentrated nitric acid, do you know the molarity or the approximate concentrations? I'm getting into refining to make a ring for my gf and I'm getting 15M/66% nitric. Do you water down to a 1 molar solution or just eyeball it?
Tanner Foster
Tanner Foster 5 months ago
@sreetips thanks, that will be really helpful 👍
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
I use 68% concentration nitric. I do 50/50 DH2O/HNO3
prospector_pete
prospector_pete 5 months ago
lmao that made you jump
Kammerj4ger
Kammerj4ger 5 months ago
If you use Distilled water to pour the inqarted gold in, coundnt you re use it and save the time you spend with rising of the tapwater? Or did i miss a important part on that?
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
$1 USD Per gallon. 80% of it gets used to rinse my glassware after I clean it.
Kammerj4ger
Kammerj4ger 5 months ago
Thats why i sayed reusing it. You just need a big plastic bucket or so to pour it in to. I use a lot of it at Work (Cleaning windows) and at home (Fogger for my Gecko Terrarium). Just out of curiosity, whats the price in the USA? In Germany, it's around 2€/2USD for 5L. Ps. No need to write everything correct for me. Im German and my English is very terrible 😂
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
Using DH2O to pour the I inquarted gold in is possible. But I use tap water because distilled is ten times more expensive and a hassle to carry home from the grocery store. (Edited once for spelling)
Dayanand Suresh
Dayanand Suresh 5 months ago
Wat vl happen to the dissolved silver. Can I recover silver also from the mixture
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
Yes
Gorden Davis
Gorden Davis 5 months ago
Hello Sir i really appreciate your videos very helpful and informative.. My question is: what is the optimal temperature for Nitric Acid to quickly dissolve all base metals in a timely manner ?
Gorden Davis
Gorden Davis 5 months ago
@sreetips Thank you very much sir.. i am planning on doing my own refining, im retired military and looking for a new career now.. your videos are completely comprehensive..
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
In my experience, the more heat the faster it reacts
Rick Trostle
Rick Trostle 5 months ago
That was amazing. A magic show with an educational twist. I had no idea that metals dissolved like that. You are a great teacher. Thank you.
sreetips
sreetips 5 months ago
Gold will dissolve in acid just like sugar dissolves in water. It got me hooked on refining.
PhantomPanic
PhantomPanic 6 months ago
All that precipitation and I still don't see any rain.
PhantomPanic
PhantomPanic 6 months ago
53:53 This is me adding sugar to my coffee.
Brooke Marley
Brooke Marley 6 months ago
Please explain the formula please; how can the 14k be substracted by 126,65, and the 10k be substracted by 143,32? Thanks before
Brooke Marley
Brooke Marley 6 months ago
sreetips 3:35 when you explain the math, but its okay already, i've learnt the formula, thanks 👋
sreetips
sreetips 6 months ago
If you know the pure gold content of the alloy then it's simple algebra to calculate the amount of silver to add.
sreetips
sreetips 6 months ago
I can't explain because I don't know what you are talking about
prospector_pete
prospector_pete 6 months ago
how do you come up with the number to multiply by
prospector_pete
prospector_pete 6 months ago
@sreetips oh awesome thanks mate . im sure it will work for the karrat we get here in australia. our lowest is 9k so that will be fine and i cant remember the rest but if i pick the closest number it should work out yeah ?
sreetips
sreetips 6 months ago
Grams of 10k times 0.635 Grams of 14k times 1.265 Grams of 18k times 1.9 Will all give an alloy that’s about 27% gold, perfect for inquartation (edit once for spelling)
Y A
Y A 6 months ago
I’d love to see Sreetips tshirts : “HNO₃ goin’ in!”
Y A
Y A 6 months ago
How long did it take you guys to accumulate the gold and silver used in this video? You mentioned finding these in flea markets, garage sales, etc. How ofter do you and Mrs Sreetips go out to purchase the jewellery?
sreetips
sreetips 6 months ago
Before stay home she was out every day, just about.
Ariel R DL
Ariel R DL 6 months ago
the gun is just in case he needs one lol
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan 6 months ago
If the purpose is to remove the base metals from the 10k and 14k gold to produce pure gold why is it necessary to alloy it with silver first? Wouldn't the nitric acid dissolve the base metals if you had just formed the molten beads from melting the gold on its own. Im confused as to why alloying it with silver was required.
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan 6 months ago
@sreetips oh I see, so the process could still be performed without adding the silver?, it would be the same process to refine just the gold?
sreetips
sreetips 6 months ago
I refine silver. The first step is to dissolve it in acid. It does a fantastic job of cleaning the gold. I'm refining the gold and silver at the same time. Killing two birds with one stone. The acid won't prnetrate the gold unless it's alloyed with silver first.
luckyaf 85
luckyaf 85 6 months ago
Wow that comes out to $14942.00 today's gold price
Power 2 Weight
Power 2 Weight 6 months ago
Man when you didn't round the sig-figs to 383.55 I had to type the comment lol Wow this video was popular.
njgramm
njgramm 6 months ago
That looked like fun even if there wasn't a 11 grand pay off.
Carlos Almeida
Carlos Almeida 7 months ago
I love watching you. Please show us more different ways to process precious metals. I find it very interesting.
Professor Trog
Professor Trog 7 months ago
The nitric acid will more easily dissolve the non-gold if you inquart it a bit stronger, not to 27% gold but as low as 20%. It also helps if you make sure it is well mixed and dispersed into the smallest pieces possible.
Sterling Cannabis
Sterling Cannabis 8 months ago
Fantastic my friend. You are an inspiration to me. Retired lab rat, now I do yard / estate sales, when I have a ton of plate, .925, ..... My old skills will be used with your instruction as a guide. I have been watching for a while now. I look forward to your videos.
Justin Schmidt
Justin Schmidt 8 months ago
Why get rid of the silver and copper? There worth $ to??
sreetips
sreetips 8 months ago
I get all the silver back. The copper isn't worth recovering, for me anyway.
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Daniel Donohue
Daniel Donohue 8 months ago
do you use distilled water to make your ice?
sreetips
sreetips 8 months ago
Tap water, impurities measure in parts per million. Not enough to report in the assay.
Tyler K
Tyler K 8 months ago
beautiful
Joseph Pecoul
Joseph Pecoul 8 months ago
How much was the funnel?
sreetips
sreetips 8 months ago
Ten bucks. I found one at a local antiques shop.
TIM RATLIFF
TIM RATLIFF 8 months ago
git in touch with me if you can refine some gold for me at timothyrat55@gmail.com
sreetips
sreetips 8 months ago
I don't do any toll refining. I only work with the material that my wife and I find.
PaNDaSNiP3R
PaNDaSNiP3R 8 months ago
This reminds me of the old tv show Mr Wizard. All he needs is a couple neighbor kids to help out.
PaNDaSNiP3R
PaNDaSNiP3R 8 months ago
I can’t get enough of this. I want to metal detectors and stock up on gold and silver just to do this haha
Andrew Lowley
Andrew Lowley 9 months ago
Is there folks on Ebay you would suggest that are reliable and trustworthy to buy and or bid on their scrap gold?.. for us newcomers to scrappers lol dont wanna get ripped off but I want to participate. Thank you
sreetips
sreetips 9 months ago
Go with a top-rated-seller on eBay. They will be more likely to treat you fairly.
Gerald Fawcett
Gerald Fawcett 9 months ago
Would be awesome to see you do my gold and do RUvid video
Gerald Fawcett
Gerald Fawcett 9 months ago
Watching this video a couple times I have Jewelry gold I need to send you is that something you do
Gerald Fawcett
Gerald Fawcett 9 months ago
Ok you do it well watch videos a lot you Explain it well
sreetips
sreetips 9 months ago
I only refine the stuff my wife and I find at yard sales and thrift stores. I've got the jeweler's scrap in my shop. I'm doing it as a favor for the jeweler because he's a friend. Having other people's material makes it feel like work. This is my hobby.
SuperVstech
SuperVstech 9 months ago
1:02:13 I want that cup of tea please...
if66was99
if66was99 9 months ago
Simpsons: In Rod We Trust
Smooth Move
Smooth Move 9 months ago
You're the Walter White of metal refining.
Billie Bleach
Billie Bleach 10 months ago
I watched this video yesterday, today the waiter asked wether I wanted plain water or fizzy. I went for DISTILLED
sreetips
sreetips 9 months ago
Made me chuckle
sreetips
sreetips 9 months ago
Good one!
Kirill Rau
Kirill Rau 10 months ago
I have a question. Why is only nitric acid used to dissolve silver and other metals from the alloy? Is it possible that a mixture of nitric acid and sulphuric acid is better suited to the task?
sreetips
sreetips 10 months ago
Hot dilute nitric is best. Sulfuric could cause the filters to come apart.
Miner T
Miner T 10 months ago
Beautiful bar Sreetips!! Superb job as always. Keep up the good work man.
Shane Johns
Shane Johns 10 months ago
At some point, all the 'sreetips' in hand-written black marker is just TACKY. And to be sure, you're beyond that point in your attempt at 'branding'. One instance somewhere on the screen is acceptable. Two would maybe be an 'oversight'. Here, you have your name plastered over the shot AT LEAST 3 times just to melt some discarded jewelry. That, sir...is tacky. Figure out how to do a digital overlay in one of the four corners of the video and be done with it.
sreetips
sreetips 10 months ago
Excellent advise, thank you
Recycle Specialist
Recycle Specialist 10 months ago
Why don't you use your electric furnace to melt your God and silver together? Just curious.
Recycle Specialist
Recycle Specialist 10 months ago
@sreetips Okay, thanks for answering.
sreetips
sreetips 10 months ago
Melt dish and a torch is easier and faster
Luke Ward
Luke Ward 10 months ago
how would leaving the pieces of steel/springs in the melt affect the refining process?
sreetips
sreetips 10 months ago
I don't know because I remove them before refining.
Shane York
Shane York 10 months ago
Joe Owens
Joe Owens 10 months ago
sulfur dioxide gas will precipitate a much cleaner product than adding smp , add until the color changes. smp and 50%h2so4 produce clean so2 gas
sreetips
sreetips 10 months ago
I've got a video showing how to do it: ruvid.net/video/video-1Usv2Lh10nQ.html
Joe Owens
Joe Owens 10 months ago
Aqua Regia for gold is 3:1 hcl/hno3, 4.5:/1 for Pt group. historically speaking
Joe Owens
Joe Owens 10 months ago
I understand your approach and don't disagree with your methods. Money in your hand proves that to me, and you kick ass at making it happen. I tend to follow the methods I've used for 30 yrs in refining precious metals. I evaporate the nitric, take it to dryness, begin picking it up with smallest amount of HCL needed to solubilize, reflux for three hours to convert to auric chloride, dilute well, and purge the solution with SO2 gas.
sreetips
sreetips 10 months ago
Joe, I use 10HCl to 1 Nitric with incremental nitric dosing. Adding just enough nitric to just dissolve the gold. If you premix the aqua regia 3HCl to1 Nitric then you are guaranteed to have problems with excess nitric when precipitating the pure gold. This wastes chemicals, causes PGMs (if present) to drop with the gold thus contaminating it. And takes more time to denoxx (remove excess nitric). If just enough nitric is added with incremental nitric dosing, to just dissolve the gold, then you don't have to denoxx because there won't be any excess nitric to get rid of. One of the most valuable refining techniques that I ever learned. This applies with platinum refining as well.
Chewligan
Chewligan 10 months ago
Lovely gold bar - great result but I think in my hands those dangerous chemicals and glass containers would produce a disfigured man long before the gold bar stage !!!
Gaz
Gaz 10 months ago
Great work, and enjoyable to watch the process. Cheers.
JOhn Doe
JOhn Doe 10 months ago
Yea.. don't use no-name funnels.. write Sreetips on it :)
Wilfrid Cyrus
Wilfrid Cyrus 11 months ago
Really incredible process. I want to do it myself.
Eyyoed
Eyyoed 11 months ago
love your work! what would be the cost of having you doing this for someone?
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
This is my hobby and only refine my own material.
Atlor Merjo
Atlor Merjo 11 months ago
It is sreetips not streetips
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
Correct
Au adVANtures
Au adVANtures 11 months ago
So how much did all of the chemicals cost? And how do you get rid of them when you're done?
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
Probably less than $50 USD - estimated
Au adVANtures
Au adVANtures 11 months ago
Ok, so what is the cost for the chemicals
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
Waste treatment
View Tube
View Tube 11 months ago
Keep Tony Stark away from the palladium...
jking4020
jking4020 11 months ago
If you put the gold powder in the sun does it disappear in a bright flash? It can be a super conductor ive heard as well.
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
No, it might heat up a little but the sunshine is not enough heat to ignite powdered gold.
Daniel Gadd
Daniel Gadd 11 months ago
Love the videos
Joe Rafferty
Joe Rafferty 11 months ago
What is karat scrap?
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
Karat scrap is any jewelry, made of 14k, 10k, etc... that is destined for the refiner.
Tom Lamb
Tom Lamb 11 months ago
VERY INTERESTING ,, THUMBS UP .
Samsung McKone
Samsung McKone 11 months ago
Totally understand what you are doing and why. But is there a market for bars of 14k or 10k for jewelry makers?
Samsung McKone
Samsung McKone 11 months ago
@sreetips Incredible. I thought this stuff was simple and straight forward, nope. I had to read your post 3 times before it started to sink in and even then you left my head spinning. This must have taken you forever to learn as a hobby. And I am no slouch. I have a PhD in philosophy and spent a total of 13 years in post secondary education. I wanted desperately to study cosmology but after the first year it became obvious that my math talent was dreadfully limited and without math you are not a cosmologist. Lol Anyway, I thank you for your indulgence in responding to my questions. I am going to enjoy catching up on all your vids. You are one smart cookie, my friend.
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
Those numbers became know by gold buyers and they stuck. If I seen something marked 17k I'd be very suspicious. 12K appears on gold filled stuff frequently marked like this; 1/20 12k GF. So, 1/20 = 0.05 and 12k equals 12/24 = 0.5 you can now calculate the expected yield. 100g of 1/20 12k GF times 0.05 times 0.5 equals 2.5 so you can expect to yield 2.5 grams of pure gold from 100 grams of the golf filled material. You might be able to get the gold off of gold filled material with a sulfuric acid stripping cell. But I've never tried it.
Samsung McKone
Samsung McKone 11 months ago
@sreetips I always wondered about that. Do you know why 10k, 14k, and 18k are the most popular? I know it has something to do with the hardness of the alloy, but why not 12k or 17k? Is it just a standard or does it mean something? I am watching the first part of the catalytic converter vid right now and holy cow, what a process. Who'd a thunk there'd be so much to this? I always thought if you just melted stuff it would separate out. Duh. Could electrolysis be used to separate metals? I guess you are learning something too, which is just how little I know about this subject.
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
A ring stamped 14KP - is supposed to mean that it's plumb containing the exact amount of gold that it's supposed to which is 14/24 = .583 or 58.3% pure gold.
Samsung McKone
Samsung McKone 11 months ago
@sreetips Really. I had no idea, I always thought that stuff was supposed to be very close to exactly what the stamp says, like to within hundreds of a percent. Fascinating, it really is. I am learning a lot and I have only watched a couple of your vids. Nice job, man. I think the thing I have learned most is how much time this stuff takes, seems like patience is a key requisite to metal refining...or whatever it is called. LOL
Patrick Mersinger
Patrick Mersinger 11 months ago
What number do you use for 12k and 18 k? 12k would be about.900 to determine how much silver is needed.
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
12k is 50% pure gold, theoretically. 18k is 75% pure gold.
Kai-Vincent Meyer
Kai-Vincent Meyer 11 months ago
I really appreciate your videos. But PLEASE make them Shorter!
LittleMammalsClub
LittleMammalsClub 11 months ago
What safety equipment is used in the video? What kind of gas mask, what kind of gloves and clothes? Why he is having Sulfamic Acid "just in case" in the process of precipitating the gold? What could happen? What toxic gases are released in this stage? How are the toxic gasses handled or they are just released in the atmosphere? Is there some kind of ventilation fans etc.
LittleMammalsClub
LittleMammalsClub 11 months ago
@sreetips Is it possible to force the NO2 gas through a tank full of H2O or H2O2 by using a pipe, in order to generate HNO3? Is all NO2 gas going to react or this depends on the tank`s form, H2O/H2O2, and NO2 mass? What would be the best reaction to reduce harmful NO2 emissions?
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
The fume hood has an exhaust fan that draws air away from me. The no2 gets drawn out. Adding acids not a problem, I can't smell any fumes at all because the fan draws the fumes away from me and out the stack.
LittleMammalsClub
LittleMammalsClub 11 months ago
@sreetips if I understood you well to be safe we must use fume Hood. I saw in internet that it is something like big isolated box inside which we perform our chemical reactions. You didn't used one, however my real question is - even if fume Hood is used what we will do with the traped NO2 gas and the second question - how is possible to add more HNO3 or H3NSO3 when we can't touch the flask because it is in gas isolated environment : I
sreetips
sreetips 11 months ago
Fume hood. Sulfamic acid kills excess nitric, if present. Excess nitric cause problems when precipitating the gold. Toxic gases are bad to breath, they will kill just as bad as the exhaust from your car.
balaji N
balaji N 11 months ago
thanks ,very good job
Fulltilt1973
Fulltilt1973 Year ago
what are the red fumes?
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
That's fantastic. I'm thinking of going back to school to study chemistry. I'm all self-taught.
Fulltilt1973
Fulltilt1973 Year ago
sreetips thanks, you have inspired my son to like chemistry. Very cool
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
The red fumes in the hot nitric treating the inquarted gold are nitrogen dioxide. The red fume from dissolving the gold in aqua regia are different (don't know) but just as bad.
entendre
entendre Year ago
Was the ice distilled?
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
Ice is made of tap water
Chad Whisnant
Chad Whisnant Year ago
You are absolute proof that people and their money will soon part. You're displaying video showing how much gold you have. And you're explaining to us the methods in which you extract the gold from the other metals. You have those precious metals in your possession. You're a brilliant chemist. And yet people send you money because they like your vid? I am amazed. I have enjoyed your vids, but the PayPal deal. Come. On. Man.
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
Money, we never have enough and we could always use a little more. If this troubles you then you should just disregard the donation feature I put in my videos. Thanks for watching.
Jaylah Moon
Jaylah Moon Year ago
Where do you sell your gold ? I want to do the same I need a seller
Jaylah Moon
Jaylah Moon 11 months ago
Thank you so much ,
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
Elemetal Direct. They pay 98% of spot.
curt morehouse
Can you give an estimate of the cost of the carat scrap & silver and the chemicals used? Basically, did you make a profit and what percent margin if so?
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
About 20% profit
Artemus Rodricq
why is it necessary to add silver to inquart,can you please explain
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
Beechcraft King Air twin turboprop airplane. I used to drive one. I don't have much experience with escrap. Because the yields are too low I don't process much at all.
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
It's a refining technique called inquarting. 1/4 gold and 3/4 silver and base metals.
Artemus Rodricq
apologies for taking up your time. Last I'd like to ask I have a decent amount of all kinds of diff "tech" gold pulled from printers/video cards/CPU's etc. ....... Would hydrogen peroxide 2%, muriatic acid and bleach be the best way for me as a novice to go about this or? I will consider your answer as "entertainment" not help nor advice. I will not hold you or yours responsible in any way, shape or form. Great vids of the misses w/ the VR. And what is KADRIVER
Artemus Rodricq
@sreetips thank you , I just can't wrap my mind around adding silver to take silver out even if it'll get recovered. Is it because the other metals "bind" to the silver and will therefore have nothing to bind to if not for the silver? So it will therefore stay bound to gold?
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
First, 100% of the silver will get recovered by cementing the silver out of the blue solution with clean copper. Second, if the silver was not alloyed with the 14k and 10k to get the gold down to 6k (or 25% gold) then the nitric acid would NOTHING. The high karat gold would just sit there unharmed by the nitric. But with the gold content lowered down to around 6k (25% gold) by adding silver then, and only then, can the nitric acid penetrate to remove nearly 100% of the added silver and other base metals. This is a refining technique called "inquarting". It's so effective that the resulting gold after just the nitric treatments will be very close to three nines.
curt morehouse
Where do you get all that scrap gold and silver? And does the silver have to be pure silver?
sreetips
sreetips Year ago
Please see my video titled "how to make a profit refining precious metals". No, the silver is sterling/925, it does not need to be pure.
Buck Hustler
Buck Hustler Year ago
Alchemy
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