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Testing precious metals with the touchstone.

Calm Morrison Hoke

Testing precious metals with the touchstone.

by Calm Morrison Hoke

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Published by Jewelers Technical Advice Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Precious metals -- Assaying,
  • Precious metals

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN411 H6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination7p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17145451M

      Below you will find updated gold, silver, and other precious metal testing methods. We have tried to be complete as possible for most common types of jewelry and precious metals that people own. You will find instructions on testing gold of all karat values from 10 to 24 karats, silver, platinum, palladium, and gold filled jewelry. Company profile page for Touchstone Precious Metals Inc including stock price, company news, press releases, executives, board members, and contact information.

    Synthetic Touchstone for gold testing. Size 50mm x 38mm x 6mm. Touchstones are a traditional method of determining the type and approximate purity of metals, particularly gold, with minimal physical damage to the article itself (compared with acid testing directly onto the item). This synthetic touchstone is made from a low reactive material that is evenly black in colour, and. Basic-equipment-for-touchstone-testing. Education Education Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus. learn more: Additional Sapphire Information Gemstone Cuts, Shapes, and Sizes. Overview of Early History, Processes, and Testing of Precious Metals History, Processes.

      An assay is any test to determine the amount and types of precious metal in a sample. They can be used to confirm if a piece of gold jewelry is 22k or 24k, to distinguish between silver and platinum, Touchstone assay (AKA hand test, acid test, or scratch test) Tools: Touchstone (a flat, solid colored stone with a fine-grit surface. Other. Ned Touchstone (–), Louisiana newspaper publisher and political activist; Operation Touchstone, a series of 14 nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site in and ; Touchstone, the brand name of the inductive charger for HP/Palm WebOS devices; Touchstone file, a network parameter data file; Touchstone (horse) (–), thoroughbred racehorse.


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Testing precious metals with the touchstone by Calm Morrison Hoke Download PDF EPUB FB2

Testing precious metals with the touchstone. [C M Hoke] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search.

Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. c) Gold to Nitric acid (HN03) density I, (32 0 Baumé) Solution of copper chloride (Cuc 12) (6 g Cuc 12 in 20 ml distilled water).

The touchstone was used during the Harappah period of the Indus Valley Civilization ca. – BC for testing the purity of soft metals.

It was also used in Ancient Greece. Operation. Drawing a line with gold on a touchstone will leave a visible trace. When the acid test has convinced you that an unknown is indeed a gold alloy, your next step is to determine its karat, using the standard needles and the touchstone.

Rub first one needle and then another upon the stone, thus making a series of streaks upon the smooth surface. Then the lead button containing the gold and other precious metals is subjected to the next step in the process: cupellation. The lead button is again heated in a furnace while held in a cupel – a small cup made of bone ash or magnesium oxide.

The lead oxidizes and is absorbed by the cupel, leaving behind a smaller bead of the precious metals. Gold testing kits are used to test the purity of the gold and the 'Karat'.

Testing kits can either come in the form of acid testing -- the most popular form -- that can identify the Karat and purity of the gold through acid reactions, electronic testing kits and touchstone testing kits that compare the reaction of real gold to other forms of gold you may have.

We use many methods for assaying and acid testing of gold and other metals - see examples here. KMG Gold buys Gold, Silver, Platinum in Canada and the United States. We buy your jewellery or precious metals for a cash price based on the weight your item contains.

Ship your gold, silver or platinum to us today using our fully insured, SecureShip envelopes. Just about all bullion investors worry about counterfeits. Those concerns are magnified when someone is buying for the first time. Stories about fake coins from Asia and gold bars drilled and filled with Tungsten have been in the headlines recently.

But the truth is, counterfeiting is just. A must for purchasing, appraising and testing precious metals. Packaged in a hinged wooden case. Includes: 3 color-coded 12 gram bottles of test acid for 10k, 14k and 18k testing.

One gold test stone. A five karat test needle set for 8, 10, 12, 14 and 18k. Salts. How to test gold Is a really good thing to know for yourself and then you can figure out what kind of gold you have, maybe want to buy.

How to know if. This listing is for a Large Touchstone for Testing Precious Metals. This test stone measures /2" x /8" x 1/4". Each order is for one test stone, test solutions must be purchased separately. This item is new from our inventory. Long ago, the use of a stone called a Touchstone was used to tell the difference between an item the user knew was authentic with a precious metal being offered to them.

Taking back to Antiquity, this technique has been used to roughly verify the purity and identity of precious metals. This technique involves the rubbing of the metal against a touchstone that contains the rubbings of other substance samples coated with a mixture of acids known as Aqua Regia.

A touchstone, also refered to as a test stone, is a small, abrasive, silicone based stone that is impervious to acid and easy to clean.

When a metal is rubbed on a touchstone, a small amount of the metal is deposited on the stone, forming a colored stripe. This is usually compared to a strip ground from a known s: 1. Cognate: básanos – originally, a black, silicon-based stone used as "a touchstone" to test the purity of precious metals (like silver and gold).See (basanízō).

[In the papyri, basanos also means, "touchstone," "test" (so P Oxy I.ad ). (basanois) was "originally (from oriental origin) a touchstone; a 'Lydian stone' used for testing gold because pure gold rubbed on it. • Blot the touchstone with paper towels and observe.

The 10k sample has dissolved, but the unknown metal is still visible. This confirms the unknown metal is finer than 10k. • Next, choose the bottle labeled for testing 14k and swipe it across the samples just below the first test. A touchstone, also refered to as a test stone, is a small, abrasive, silicone based stone that is impervious to acid and easy to clean.

When a metal is rubbed on a touchstone, a small amount of the metal is deposited on the stone, forming a colored stripe. This is usually compared to a strip ground from a known metal.

The touchstone test can reveal alloy values from pure gold (Au ) down to Au ; below this proportion of gold, reaction vessel testing must be used.

Ganoksin is sponsored by This test is used if an alloy has reacted like a non-precious alloy in the streak test (creates a green or blue green reaction) and yet is still suspected of having a small gold content. How to Test Gold, Silver and Other Precious Metals.

To start, make three test solutions as follows: Bottle #1: Schwerter's Testing Solution - Mix 1 gram of Potassium Dichromate with 22ml of concentrated Nitric acid and 8ml distilled water. Bottle #2: Mix 1 part (by volume) Hydrochloric acid and 50 parts of Nitric acid.

Add to 12 parts of distilled water. Tests for precious metals are described as either destructive or non-destructive. Destructive tests should be conducted with caution because they destroy at least a small part of the original object. The touchstone is a fine-grained dark stone used to test the fineness and purity of gold and silver.

Natural Black Touch Stone used for the testing of precious metals in conjunction with testing acids. Size mm x 80mm x 10mm. Touchstones are a traditional method of determining the type and approximate purity of metals, particularly gold, with minimal physical damage to the article itself (compared with acid testing directly onto the item).Scrape both your testing needle and your precious metal against a testing stone, in separate streaks.

Apply a small amount of acid to each streak and compare the result. Testing needles not only come in each metal, but also in the different grades of fineness.Assaying by “touch” was one of the earliest methods employed to assess the quality of precious metals.

The metal to be assayed is rubbed on the touchstone, adjacent to the rubbing on the touchstone of a sample of a metal of known purity. The streaks of metal left behind on the touchstone are then treated with nitric acid, which dissolves impurities, and thus, when the streaks are compared, the contrast .