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Cut billet in half and welded. Rough grind and shape to make sure billet was solid,all good so couldn’t resist an etch to see how it looked. I’m stoked at the result being my second attempt. Was worried I wasn’t going to have enough material but as it turns out there’s probably enough for two knives in this one. Anyway was a quite day at work so I’ve got to keep busy somehow.😁
 

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If I'd expected it I'd have saved the old caustic. I poured off the top into another container so I might have half but I haven't worked out what to do with it yet. The caustic can be used to extract the dissolved gold from Aqua Regia but that's not what I have to start with.
I think you need a chemical engineer.🤣
 

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Almost 14g floating around in your rubbish heap somewhere somehow still then hey.... perhaps

I think it would be closer to 100g all up but I never weighed it so I'll never know. I still have the first of the mud poured off the top. It set solid when cured but I don't know what to do with it. After that photo where you can see the gold in the jug I just rinsed the caustic out into a patch of dirt so half it would be gone forever. There may be some way to recover the gold from the bit I poured off?
 

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