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GOLD REFINING 3K

Compact Gold Refining


Unit
Introduction to Aqua Regia

The aqua regia refining process is used to


refine gold alloys using a combination of acids
and chemical products. The aqua regia
solution consists of a mixture of hydrochloric
acid HCL and nitric acid HNO3. The refining
process can be broken down into several
steps:

• Analysis of the gold to be refined


• Production of Au grains or thin strips
• Refining process
• Separation and recovery of the AgCl
• Precipitation of the gold
• Filter and rinsing of the gold powder
• Analysis of the refined gold
• Melting of the Au into final required
form

Refining using Aqua Regia

Best suited for gold with an initial purity of at least 600/1000. Initial purities
below this value can reduce the production capacity as well as increase process
times.

Recommended maximum silver content: 10-12 %. Percentages above these


values can reduce production capacity as well as increase process times.

The gold should be either melted into fine grains – using a melting furnace and
a grain tank – or very thin strips.

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GOLD REFINING 3K

The Gold Refining 3K is a new compact all-in-one refining plant is


used to refine gold alloys using the aqua regia method as
described.

Refining capacity: 3 Kg of grains/8 hrs


Purity obtainable: 999,5/1000

Features

Anti-acid polypropylene hood containing all the necessary


equipment. Designed to recover acid losses.
One electric heater with potentiometer
10 lt Pyrex reactor with fume condenser
Filter unit on wheels with a compressed air diaphragm pump to transfer the
solutions.
30 lt gold cementation tank

Technical specs for Gold Refining 3K:

Power supply : single phase.


Power : 1 Kw.
Dimensions : 1100x700x1800mm
Weight : 70 Kg
Compact, space saving
Easy handling and transport
Low running costs
No polluting fumes
No loss of gold

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