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Silver testing supplies
I'm new to this so please be kind!
I've got some metal I believe is silver and want to test it, but I'm not sure where to get the supplies, i.e., potassium dichromate and nitric acid.
Any help would be appreciated
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You can get the chemicals in small amounts from a laboratory supply house in your area, if they are willing to sell to the general public. Most supply houses have a minimum order amount, so it may be cheaper bringing the metal to a jeweler for testing. Good Luck!
October 6, 2009
Hi, Allen. Potassium Dichromate [affil link] is a photographic supply, so it's reasonably available.Nitric acid is available online, but please remember that this is a powerful industrial chemical only to be used by trained personnel with full protective gear.
What might be more practical would be precious metal "testing needles" or "test kits" .
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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