Not exactly a gold prospecting video, but it still deals with placer gold.
My fiance and I decided to make our wedding bands from the gold that i have found in Virginia. At first we tried actual forging, which was way to hard and required to many specialized tools. So after a little more research we decided to try sand casting. This process required a few tools, but none were very expensive, and this process was easier to do. That being said it took about 10 failed attempts to make her ring and 1 failed attempt to make mine. Something to note is that the smaller and more intricate the item you are trying to cast the harder it is to get it to work properly.
This video is just of making my band. All in all i am very happy with the results and i actually like the little dimples and imperfection that are in the band, it gives it character, and since im not perfect my band shouldnt be either lol. (FYI her band is perfect because she is lol)
Hope yall enjoy the video. Thanks for watching.
Hi everyone, I'm concerned my 5 x 1oz Gold eagles could be fake
I inherited these from my mother. Her late husband purchased 30 of them.
They pass the "ring" test. They pass the size test. But...they don't pass the weight test...
Around 19g ea. on all of them (real eagles weigh about 33g ea.). I'm probably going to take them to a local jeweler soon.
My question is we probably know these are fake so is it worth melting these down to get what gold is in these out of them?
I sent in a sample to two different assayers out of the same sample batch and received two very different results.
One assayer returned results of 0 Au and 0 Ag. The other assayer returned results of .68 Au/ton and .36 Ag/ton.
Anyone have some serious thoughts on what would cause this?
Both assayers are professionals with 30+ years of experience.