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Anybody still using mercury?

silvercoinboy

Well-known member
Remember using Mercury for concentrates in a tumbler in the 1980's per the mining books of the time. Work well with clean (acid and fire) concentrates
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
I remember in the 60s a well known local restaurant used to clean its cash coins in a mercury solution. I do not know if those were silvers or clads but it was in the 60s. Shiniest dang coins in town! Probably not enough on them to hurt you but you sure knew when you had when of their coins!!!!
 

Monkeys Uncle

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Haven't even seen any since I was a kid in the mid 50's
 

Monkeys Uncle

Well-known member
Probably hard to find these days. Or overly regulated. Remember the days when you could buy dynamite in our hardware/farm stores.
Don't remember that...BUT, shoulda stocked up! :rolleyes: Woulda come in handy at a Biden rally. :devilish::sneaky:
 

Picketwire

Well-known member
In high school back in the 60s, we had a jar almost pint size full of mercury. We could stick our fingers in it and not get them wet, shine coins, whatever. There were small plastic mazes with a drop of mercury in them. The youth leader in our church explained the Trinity with three drops of mercury in his hand becoming one when wiggled together. The only place I am afraid of mercury is in vaccines although the government assures us it is safe in the doses they recommend. (See "thimerosal" before calling me a conspiracy theorist.)

A couple of years ago some kids broke a mercury thermometer in the street. Hazmat was called in to clean it up and the site was monitored for quite some time. That was the government there to help (sarc.)
 
Good stuff just dont touch it or breath the fumes. Was taught how to clean up the dust by using a little mercury and rolling it around untill you had a silver clump then burn it and the left over is GOLD!.......I still have a couple of jars partly filled with black sand and tiny tiny flecks of gold i would like to use mercury on but can't find any.
 

sube

Well-known member
In high school back in the 60s, we had a jar almost pint size full of mercury. We could stick our fingers in it and not get them wet, shine coins, whatever. There were small plastic mazes with a drop of mercury in them. The youth leader in our church explained the Trinity with three drops of mercury in his hand becoming one when wiggled together. The only place I am afraid of mercury is in vaccines although the government assures us it is safe in the doses they recommend. (See "thimerosal" before calling me a conspiracy theorist.)

A couple of years ago some kids broke a mercury thermometer in the street. Hazmat was called in to clean it up and the site was monitored for quite some time. That was the government there to help (sarc.)
They also said mercury was safe for fillings in your teeth now it cost 500 dollars to get one tooth replaced with porcelain .sube
 

Odanscoils

Well-known member
Here ya go. Not cheap.
 
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