Tell me about cyanide process for gold dissolution
February 3, 2010
I am very, very curious. I have made nitric acid and have dissolved silver,copper,sterling,etc..but I would love to see cyanide dissolving silver or gold and want to know where I can see a video of such.also need to know if hydrogen cyanide is released when dissolving gold.
David Castillo hobbyist (novice silverplater) - Abilene, Texas, U.S.A.
February 6, 2010
Forget that David -it is dangerous process and probably against law.There are proprietary and DIY cyanide-free gold plating solutions.Hope it helps and good luck!
Goran Budija - Zagreb,Croatia
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