Thursday, April 7, 2011

Silver & Gold Fever at 1900 Degrees

24kt gold is poured into ice cold water to make grain.

One of several silver bars poured from a melt that was well over 100 pounds.

The silver melt is well stirred before pouring. 2000 degrees F. in there.

Hydrogen and oxygen at 5000 degrees F. But the direction of the heat is so well controlled a bare hand can stir the melt with a simple solid quartz rod. I really like the way the light illuminates the hand.

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