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Turning a BLOB into PURE GOLD!


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  • BlockOfWood
    BlockOfWood 2 ай бұрын +5330

    It's so cool to finally see a non-chemist do this. Honestly you did really well and your yield is the highest ive seen for this, especially for a first try.

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      Bernie Kane 17 күн бұрын


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    • Noompsie
      Noompsie 18 күн бұрын

      What’s a non chemist ? Is that like a non conformist or a non smoker ? Like would it be exciting if someone non dairy were to make a cheese platter? Confused by your comment is all just curious what it means thanks 🙏

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  • just a small channel :)
    just a small channel :) 23 күн бұрын +294

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate how much work he put into this gold?

    • just a small channel :)
      just a small channel :) 6 сағат бұрын +1

      @SouthAsian Report lol idk wut a class vicar is

    • just a small channel :)
      just a small channel :) 6 сағат бұрын +1

      @Nat Mol Agree I thought it up in under 5 seconds but still

    • just a small channel :)
      just a small channel :) 6 сағат бұрын +1

      @Noompsie bro I didn't copy it (seriously I watched it 2)

    • SouthAsian Report
      SouthAsian Report Күн бұрын +1

      How this guy is boiling the substance in a class vicar?

    • Nat Mol
      Nat Mol 5 күн бұрын +1

      Can we all take a moment to appreciate the original thought that went into this comment 🤪👍

  • Tomáš Celar
    Tomáš Celar 21 күн бұрын +203

    I am 100% sure that if children at school watched this video in a chemistry class there would be a huge increase in interest in that subject, good job on the process and on filming it well (y)

    • Gintas Vilkelis
      Gintas Vilkelis 10 күн бұрын

      Now, all we need, is a blob!

    • Noompsie
      Noompsie 17 күн бұрын

      @It’z l 2 yeah true , I watched Rambo as a kid so I was interested in obtaining ptsd and feeling bastardised by society to the point that violence which was I learned from society can be used against the society for noble purposes. They never had the classes at school for it though so I just did the next best similar thing which was baking and food decorating .
      Good thing about kids is they are naturally interested in things it’s doesn’t matter what you choose to expose them to, the curiosity will always prevail.
      Furthermore school is designed to create effective and obedient workforce to build economic wealth and nothing more. It’s up the individual or parent expose their own beliefs and ideas interests onto their kids because society is already doing that with their subjects that essentially say “learn this to get money and have less adversity via currency” opposed to “learn whatever you are passionate about and innovate it and use it to make our world better “

    • Noompsie
      Noompsie 18 күн бұрын

      Wow I never thought of that. So you are saying that subjects and information can be taught in a school? And not only that whatever the students are exposed to will increase an interest in that subject due to becoming aware of it ? My mind is blown right now omg .
      I’m certain (no need for percentage because any less that 100% wouldn’t be certain would it ?) that you may have just stumble upon why school exists. Anything you show or bring to the awareness of curious learning minds is going to generate further interest it doesn’t matter what the subject is. So I’ll call your comment with a similar bet.
      I’m 100% (certain) that if you handed out money to people on the street some of them would take it and spend it. (Fulfilling its purpose)

    • le epic
      le epic 18 күн бұрын +1

      @It’z l 2 so what?

    • It’z l 2
      It’z l 2 18 күн бұрын +1

      If the kids watch Breaking Bad for sure they’ll be interested in chemistry class, however that show has some mature topics and scenes

  • herval
    herval 28 күн бұрын +107

    That was so satisfying to watch! Glad you had the patience to go through the whole process!🎉

    • Modern Goldsmith
      Modern Goldsmith  28 күн бұрын +10

      Glad you enjoyed!! Was def a test of patience haha

  • Xavier
    Xavier Ай бұрын +121

    I recently just bought my first gold bar that is only 1 gram and it was pretty expensive. The fact that this turned out to be 213 grams is pretty wild. To put that in perspective, that blob of gold is worth $14K+ right now.

    • Rumple Stiltskin
      Rumple Stiltskin 9 сағат бұрын

      You are close see my comment above.

    • The Bobmaker
      The Bobmaker 11 күн бұрын

      Stop stealing comments

    • just a small channel :)
      just a small channel :) 23 күн бұрын +1

      In CAD it's 17K

    • Past Expiry
      Past Expiry Ай бұрын

      Are you the guy with the hillarious quotes on Twitter?

    • Trevor Talbot
      Trevor Talbot Ай бұрын +6

      @Jaden La-boissiere Depends on your currency, but it's about 12.5k USD at the moment for 213 grams @ highest bid.

  • BM Aus
    BM Aus Ай бұрын +21

    Very good and well described video. I am a retired metallurgist who worked for many years in the gold mining industry in Western Australia. I managed laboratories where we not only conducted our own assays on bullion by traditional fire assay methods - we also produced our own 99.9% "proof" gold to use as standards in the fire assaying processes. Our method of producing "proof" gold was very similar to what you have shown here, except that after the aqua regia digestion, we filtered out any remaining solids (silver chloride) and took the solution up in hydrochloric acid / reduced over heat and re-filtered a couple of times before finally taking up in distilled water giving us about 5 litres of a very clear, but still acidic solution containing the gold. We then slowly added caustic soda to this clear solution while gently stirring - the metallic gold precipitating out of the solution looked like "gold rain" falling to the bottom of the beaker. Precipitate was then washed in distilled water a number of times before drying. We then weighed out one gram lots of this dry precipitate into small china / porcelain crucibles and put into a dedicated furnace to melt down / anneal into small gold buttons or "prills". These were then put through manual "bullion rolls"and rolled out into long strips, which were stored and cut up when required to make "proof" standards to compare routine assay results against.
    You could also purchase certified "proof" gold ribbon and solutions from the Perth Mint for use in making your own "standards" but these were very expensive. As a result, we only very rarely purchased these standards and used them to confirm / validate our own site-produced standards - usually when conducting assays for other clients / joint venture partners etc.

  • Kyle Fogg
    Kyle Fogg 2 ай бұрын +1118

    With such a low Karat Gold, your best course would have been to first use only Nitric Acid, which would have dissolved all base metals and left you with nearly pure Gold that could have then been moved to Aqua Regia for refining. This would have avoided the creation of Silver Chloride.
    I must say though, not too shabby at all for your first time. Keep it up! And feel free to message me if you have any refining questions.

    • Toomas Kotkas
      Toomas Kotkas Күн бұрын

      @Modern Goldsmith Yeah, you should've watched the sreetips channel first before your own attempt. That guy refines precious metals at home for living and puts the videos for everyone to watch and learn.

    • IronBrown
      IronBrown 29 күн бұрын

      enquarting the gold would help speed up the rate that it dissolved as well
      edit: also use distilled water to avoid forming silver chloride

    • chuckdeuces911
      chuckdeuces911 Ай бұрын

      @Alex Frideres so like what everyone else said?

    • mark
      mark Ай бұрын +1

      @Modern Goldsmith hi

    • Austin Preston
      Austin Preston Ай бұрын

      $12,600 in monies damn

  • Marksman230591
    Marksman230591 Ай бұрын +97

    This was so cool and educational. Seeing the whole process of gold extraction from an ore is mesmerizing, and way more complex than I imagined

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    • Knut Olav Bjørgaas
      Knut Olav Bjørgaas 26 күн бұрын

      Absolutely agree it was really cool to see the process. However, the blob wasn't an ore, it was a chunk of metal alloy with gold, silver and lots of impurities.

  • RexSkittles
    RexSkittles Ай бұрын +75

    This is seriously one of the best videos I’ve seen in at least the last year or two! Outstanding work and your diligence is impressive! Thanks for doing this!

    • Tree
      Tree 13 күн бұрын

      if you like this kind of content a channel called Nile Red does quite a bit of chemistry stuff similar to this and in a similar format as well, you should check em out.

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  • Clarie Sage
    Clarie Sage 3 күн бұрын

    I really liked the video. I was glad to see a metalsmith with a sense of humor to do the chemical things (with precautions!) to refine this mixed formation. It made it fun to watch. And probably gives us all some hope to find some blobs to turn to gold someday too. How many Troy oz was the refined gold?

  • Baronstone
    Baronstone Ай бұрын +10

    Okay, just for future reference, on your second refining, filter the solution until it is crystal clear! To avoid the silver problem completely, skip the Nitric acid step and just use hydrochloric acid because it can dissolve the silver without any help from Nitric acid. When the solution stops reacting with your gold, then you know that the silver is in the solution and you can pour that solution into a 5-gallon bucket with some big pieces of copper. The copper will cement out the silver leaving you with cement silver that is 98% pure and can easily be smelted and turned into a silver bar.
    Anyway, once your hydrochloric acid stops reacting you have a couple of options.
    1) You can remelt the gold, pour it into a bar and then run the bars through a press turning them into very long paper thin ribbons of metal.
    2) You can go right to making your aqua regia! (Make sure you filter your solution until it is crystal clear!)

  • David Snyder
    David Snyder 5 күн бұрын

    Really enjoyed seeing all your hard work. Great job at filming, editing, and the audio sounded great. Liked and subscribed 🙂 I didn’t know how much work goes into refining gold. I got a real education here. Thank you 👍🙂

  • nika andriadze
    nika andriadze Ай бұрын +1454

    A regular chemist wouldn't struggle with the chemical-related part, but would struggle with the actual goldsmith-related part, so seeing a goldsmith who didn't struggle with the gold smithing part, but with the chemical part, is truly an interesting change in roles.
    Also *3:29* RIP blob 2023-2023. He will be missed ;~;

  • Johnnie Welborn, Jr.
    Johnnie Welborn, Jr. Ай бұрын +15

    Probably the last subject I expected to be watching but certainly a pleasantly surprising process for this layman. This could have been a boring process but your production made this quite interesting. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

  • William Patrick Furey
    William Patrick Furey 4 күн бұрын

    Those look like the regular yellow coded filters, not the "olive" ones; consider getting the multi-gas/vapor ones, they might be better for this. Also, a quick-latch "cool flow" respirator might be more comfortable and ideal for quick breaks full of fresh probiotic rich air depending on where you are/what's in your environment.

  • Furkan Önder
    Furkan Önder 11 күн бұрын +4

    As a chemist im actually impressed 👏Thinks dont always work like the books say and many people in the lab go insane about it and call it a day but you kept trying 🚬you got my respect👊

  • tre 631
    tre 631 Ай бұрын +4

    Seen a million vids of this but it never gets old and you presented it in a super fun & enjoyable way. Diving into the silver extraction vid now, cheers!

  • MyFantasticNails
    MyFantasticNails 28 күн бұрын +11

    His is one of the best and most entertaining video's I've seen in a while on youtube. I have not seen a video that kept me this exciting from beginning to end, to see what the result was going to be without skipping, although I like science... I really get distracted soon. Also, your voice is very soothing and relaxing!

  • Sayer Woadhyll
    Sayer Woadhyll 2 ай бұрын +271

    As a metal detectorist, many years ago, I found a similar yet much smaller blob. It had silver and gold melted together. A local historian (Southern Missouri) showed me photos of recovered items from local bandits. Among the items were 'cobs' that were the stolen booty that the bandits had melted and then distributed to the gang. Apparently this practice was commonplace during and after the civil war for that region. (Quantrill raiders)

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    • Patsk88
      Patsk88 Ай бұрын +1

      @Cherie Homebody Measure its density by weighing its mass in kg and measuring its submerged volume.

    • George Gordon Brown
      George Gordon Brown 2 ай бұрын +2

      @John Jaajaa It´s ndenser than lead

    • Sergin Gullerkoff
      Sergin Gullerkoff 2 ай бұрын +1

      Man thats awesome

    • John Jaajaa
      John Jaajaa 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Cherie Homebody throw it and catch it is it denser then steel

  • DreadlyKnight
    DreadlyKnight Ай бұрын +4

    This was honestly amazing to watch, its always cool to see chemical refining of gold :). Iirc theres a youtuber that does paydirt videos and gold panning, and keeps the runoff or whatever its called and later refines it in a similar way iirc and gets a good chunk from that. Honestly seeing you get a loss of barely 9 grams was really impressive.

  • ChuckCanada
    ChuckCanada 12 күн бұрын

    Awesome video. Good job on the process of extraction and refining. Plus really well shot and great voice over.

  • dylan wight
    dylan wight 16 күн бұрын +2

    when you said you werent a chemist and have never done gold refinery like that before i was skeptical but u did a very thorough job and turned out a great yield well done, that gold looks amazing, never gets old looking at that shiny 24k blob

  • Gio Scacco
    Gio Scacco Ай бұрын +12

    that whole process looked beautiful. the colors, the emotions when dealing with this stuff.. that’s why i became a lab technician / chemist

    • Gio Scacco
      Gio Scacco Ай бұрын

      @Marvin Schneider oh thank you einstein, i was getting worried

    • Marvin Schneider
      Marvin Schneider Ай бұрын

      Its fake dude

  • Kingrat1 Sa sabungan
    Kingrat1 Sa sabungan 6 күн бұрын

    Dude, I used to fabricate on-lays, inlays & even a quadrant bridges made of gold for a long time, kinda missed it, Thanks for reminding me specifically each time you quench it!😎

  • Matt Rice
    Matt Rice Ай бұрын +540

    This is easily one of the best, well documented videos I've ever seen on KZclip. Amazing watch. Totally captivated the entire time.

    • Richard
      Richard Ай бұрын

      a creature got killed in this video lol

    • Tanel Viil
      Tanel Viil Ай бұрын

      Now give the gold to me... you are already rich ... but i am poor... give it to me.

    • Marvin Martian
      Marvin Martian Ай бұрын +4

      Apparently Matt's only seen 100 videos on YT. Can't wait to see what his next year will be like.

    • AlexDRockhound
      AlexDRockhound Ай бұрын

      This was a very nice video, but this is just the tip of the iceberg for the quality of many youtube videos out there.

  • Thelongwayback
    Thelongwayback 13 күн бұрын

    It's amazing to witness the transformation of raw materials into something so valuable and precious. Your dedication and hard work have truly paid off!

  • Raghav Rai Ralhan
    Raghav Rai Ralhan Ай бұрын +3

    Hats off to your patience bro ❤️ loved the video loved the process. More power to you!

  • Gaming with Dj
    Gaming with Dj 6 күн бұрын

    You entertain me so much and it’s so cool that you don’t do tennis but still able to do all of that extracting 99% gold is very hard so you are very talented

  • Slapdat HughJass
    Slapdat HughJass Ай бұрын +14

    Awesome! Thx for walking us through what must’ve been a painstaking (but rewarding) process. Glad I didn’t have to do the dishes afterward!

  • Ginger Kilkus
    Ginger Kilkus Ай бұрын +700

    World economy in simple words (I'm an engineer, not an economist): First, goods exchange. You hunt and risk your life, you need bricks to build a shelter. You give meat from your hunt to the brick maker for the bricks. But what if he wants something else, not meat? You need to find someone to give you what he wants in exchange for your game meat, and if that one also wants something else situation gets very complicated very fast. But... Someone discovers Gold (or pearls or whatever, something scarce) and convinces everyone to want it, more of it.

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    • David Smith
      David Smith Ай бұрын

      Or Tulips, if you are Dutch! 😀

    • Stephen Widger
      Stephen Widger Ай бұрын

      Yeah but that's actually a myth. There was way more of "i have too much of this and you need it. Take it." Until official money was invented in the 700s BCE in Lydia. There wasn't an exchange, people just kind of have away what they didn't need to the people who did need it.

    • Zion Sky
      Zion Sky Ай бұрын +2

      ONE WORD:

    • Elizabeth O'Neil
      Elizabeth O'Neil Ай бұрын

      @Ava You're right, I thought I knew it all when I was practicing with my demo account but I lost a lot of money when I began my life account , but I met this expert Melissa Scott Glazner that's the turning point of my life I'm grateful I did believe her

  • Alisa Maksymchuk
    Alisa Maksymchuk 2 ай бұрын +219

    This is definitely not your average jeweller channel 😍 i’ve always loved your videos, and this turn you’ve taken makes you even more awesome

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    • Mister Twisted
      Mister Twisted Ай бұрын +1

      @Modern Goldsmith 12:07 mmm what a tasty orange juice...wanna drink

    • Saltie_ie
      Saltie_ie Ай бұрын

      @Modern Goldsmith haha!

    • Alisa Maksymchuk
      Alisa Maksymchuk 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Modern Goldsmith awww 🤗 it looks insanely complicated and dangerous, but you’re still a badass for having done it

    • Modern Goldsmith
      Modern Goldsmith  2 ай бұрын +18

      Thanks! Though I might be done with gold refining for awhile....

  • Dia
    Dia Ай бұрын +21

    Gosh this video made me cry. How far has humanity come. Imagine how the ancient Egyptians were casting gold, or how the Mayans and the Aztecs were doing the same. Wonder how they did it. What they used. But whatever it may be, casting metals is a craft that goes back to the very beginning of humankind. Yet, here I am today…completely blown away by how a piece of rusty metal turned into one of the most beautiful and precious objects in the world. Kudos to you!

    • Julian Brown
      Julian Brown 22 күн бұрын

      @April Matthews it’s great to see respect paid to our ancestors. Too much discussion of aliens used to discredit past human’s ability to do work…like actual work🫡

    • April Matthews
      April Matthews 29 күн бұрын

      good job knowing your history! I think gold was a lot more common in those times. The acients were hard workers!

  • Odai
    Odai Ай бұрын +2

    I’m happy I watched this video, it’s actually very satisfying to see and to know that it is possible to purify metals like gold

  • Oldlander
    Oldlander Ай бұрын +8

    You described everything between an exceptional manner and easy for the uninitiated to understand
    untrained ! I can only congratulate you and express my admiration for your effort !
    Thank You !

  • TwisterChasers
    TwisterChasers 29 күн бұрын

    I watched every single second of this video and enjoyed every single second! Lol! Well done! Thanks so much for just everything about it. I went panning for Gold in Alaska this past year and there is something about GOLD that is just satisfying to play and work with!

  • El_Dominikilla
    El_Dominikilla Ай бұрын +670

    These are the kind of science experiments i wished they conducted in high school. Never thought of watching someone turn a piece of blob into pure Gold. You sir are definitely the Modern Goldsmith.

    • Will Hall 7777
      Will Hall 7777 26 күн бұрын

      at least on paper wouldve been cool

    • Sebber J
      Sebber J 27 күн бұрын

      @Srsli Doesn't it cost on average over $12.000 per year to go to high school in the US? I mean, and that's just high school... Damn I'm happy we have free education where I live, we even get paid to take education!
      but if you're payin like $40.000 just to go to high school, and *every* student with very few exceptions pay that much, then surely the school could afford experiments like this one, just make like 5g-10g of pure gold, and then make it into a ring or earrings er whatever. I mean, I never understood how and why TF a child/teen (most likely the parents) has to spend $40.000 just for a kid to take a few basic classes... But that's besides the point, they could surely afford to make experiments like this one! We made all sorts of experiments, and school is free here...

    • MyFantasticNails
      MyFantasticNails 28 күн бұрын

      We did stuff like this in our school. Not exactly like this, but learning how reactions work etc. with different components added or removing.

    • Choas_Lord_512
      Choas_Lord_512 28 күн бұрын

      @TheHuskyK9 "projecting" is just another word for "i know you are but what am i?" You should evolve your comebacks past the 2nd grade

    • TheHuskyK9
      TheHuskyK9 28 күн бұрын

      Also, yeah, I don’t think school boards would approve giving a bunch of gold to high schoolers, especially with that one part where the fumes are extremely toxic.

  • John Jalufka
    John Jalufka Ай бұрын +1

    This was incredibly rewarding to watch. Thank you for documenting this and sharing the process with us!

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    INFINITE Ай бұрын +2

    The amount of time and effort you put into this video is outstanding

  • Robert Fordham
    Robert Fordham 13 күн бұрын

    This is the best video I have seen yet for learning the process. All the other videos skip steps. Or don’t explain very well. Thank you.
    Im curious on what your thoughts are on using vinegar, salt, and hydrogen peroxide to make aqua regia. We can’t get nitric acid in Canada so I’m trying to find something else that works.

  • Young
    Young 20 күн бұрын

    First time watching your video, I really really enjoyed the style of the narration and intermittent jokes! The process itself was really satisfying to watch as well, thank you for a great, entertaining and educational video! The outcome was truly beautiful.

  • aecii 3d
    aecii 3d Ай бұрын

    What happens to the chemicals used? Really makes me wonder how did the ancients from various continents deal with the Metallurgy of gold... Thanks for sparking that curiosity. If you know about that subject i'd love to hear about it.

  • Rebecca Banner
    Rebecca Banner 2 ай бұрын +124

    I’m a chemist and work with aqua regia frequently- you did a fantastic job, but I am wondering how you handled the aqua regia waste. If left unneutralized in a plastic waste container, it can eat at the plastic and spill everywhere! love you channel and have been watching for a while :)

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    • Marian Dereliev
      Marian Dereliev Ай бұрын

      At the end of the reaction is very small quantity of aqua regia...as all the components are used for devolving the gold etc.

    • Mike B
      Mike B Ай бұрын +1

      @Alfredo Prime Yeah I was cringing a tad when I saw him fill this funnel so full knowing full well some of the liquid was passing unfiltered right under the paper.

    • Michael G
      Michael G Ай бұрын +1

      His method is very old school.

    • Michael G
      Michael G Ай бұрын +4

      He probably didn't do the stoichiometry, would have gave him the quantities needed for all the reactions

  • LoadEmUp
    LoadEmUp Ай бұрын +1

    Watching this video is like watching a magician turn a blob of clay into a gold bar, except without the hat and cape! I'm pretty sure if I tried to turn a blob into gold, I would end up with a fancy paperweight at best. But these guys make it look easy! It's like they have the Midas touch, but for blobs!

  • Conan H
    Conan H 17 күн бұрын

    You made this process look very simple and very satisfying. I've watched many refining videos and done it myself, and this was a great video

  • Benjamin Nunez
    Benjamin Nunez 13 күн бұрын

    That was pretty cool man. I've seen this done before but because you said you haven't done this before had me on the edge of my seat 🙂👍🏼. I had to subscribe. I wish you nothing but the best. Thanks for the Video, can't wait to check out the rest. God Bless you brother. Later

  • xpez
    xpez Ай бұрын +1

    @12:00 there is a story of an old gold mine in colorado flooding and the water being released accidentally into the Animus river. Subsequently the river turned this color -yellow orange..It reminded me of that and perhaps some of the molecules that floated out of the mine were gold among the other metals that polluted the river. its fascinating because these colors are identical and it was indeed a gold mine!

  • SilverBack Stacker
    SilverBack Stacker 17 күн бұрын

    The gold and silver videos were some of the best videos I've seen on KZclip in a long time. Thanks for taking the time to make them.

  • Seven Figures
    Seven Figures 2 ай бұрын +193

    First time I watched this process was NileRed refining a viewers gold. It’s cool to see a gold smith do it just using some research. The yield was very high I was surprised. In the original block there was a huge section of dirt and other metals and I thought that would bring the yield down a lot from the initial estimate. Great video!

    • Lars Poulsen
      Lars Poulsen Ай бұрын +4

      @Kelvin Luk I suspect you are right, but we don’t really know the lose, since we (as you say) don’t really know if his original measurement of purity was representative. He should have melter the blob and then measured the purity.

    • Kelvin Luk
      Kelvin Luk Ай бұрын +8

      the yield is not really that high considering lots of losses during the process.
      the estimated weight was based on an inaccurate measurement of a non representative sample

  • Kristian Peliz Kapellen
    Kristian Peliz Kapellen Ай бұрын +41

    As a chemist, it hurts so much seeing you use the Erlenmeyer flask with the Buchner filter, and the vacuum flask as an Erlenmeyer. For anyone wondering, the Buchner goes with the vacuum flask joined with a rubber seal, and u connect vacuum on that tube on the side so it filters faster. The erlenmeyer flask has that shape (that kinda cone form) so it reduces the fumes of the solution you have inside. But I honestly have to admit, you did an excellent job!

    • Jio
      Jio 22 күн бұрын +2

      @NickiGames As another human being, it hurts so much to see you crying so much over constructive criticism that wasn't even aimed at you.

    • Kristian Peliz Kapellen
      Kristian Peliz Kapellen 22 күн бұрын

      @Alternating Currents It could perfectly be, if I remember correcly jesse used to cook on a volumetric flask or something and walter gets mad. A volumetric flask is made so that the volume is exact, but warming it could affect its preciseness.

    • Houndz
      Houndz 22 күн бұрын +1

      Didn’t he say he’s not a chemist? Then why the hate?

    • Alternating Currents
      Alternating Currents 23 күн бұрын +2

      I feel like this is a Breaking Bad reference

    • Cristian Lopez
      Cristian Lopez 23 күн бұрын +1

      ​@NickiGames did you type this while hugging your stuffed animal.

  • F A
    F A Ай бұрын

    it's the first KZclip video that I found good suspense in it, and I couldn't touch the forward button to see the end without watching every second of the "Transformation" into one piece of Gold.

  • Tolga ARÇOK
    Tolga ARÇOK 29 күн бұрын

    Not just because I'm tired even watching this incredible work, I'd surely drink that orange juice(I wanted it so much when I saw it lol), so I'll never attempt such a work. A great work!

  • Alisdair Gray
    Alisdair Gray 18 күн бұрын

    fantastic video. Will be sharing with my ASN N4 Chemistry class tomorrow. I love how you have researched the chemistry despite it not being your specialist area!

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  • Wayne
    Wayne 18 күн бұрын

    I'm not one to subscribe very often, but that was definitely earned. A lot of work, plus I have a soft spot for gold refining. Good job, it sure was a pretty blob at the end.

  • Alva Goldbook
    Alva Goldbook Ай бұрын

    A lot of people use nitric acid alone first to dissolve the other metals present, which can be poured off. The down side of this is that you go through a lot of expensive nitric doing this. In the liquid state, yellow is a sign of the presence of gold. Green is typically silver or copper, but copper can also be blue. Using a lot of distilled water helps as it allows the metal salts to have something to dissolve into.

  • Svarthol Stjörnuson
    Svarthol Stjörnuson Ай бұрын +1

    Very, very cool. Thank you for taking me on that journey; and, well done.

  • ThatDamnedYankee
    ThatDamnedYankee Ай бұрын

    GREAT video and thanks! But, perhaps one of the most important questions to be asked is: where did the initial blob come from?😎

  • Wordzmyth
    Wordzmyth Ай бұрын

    This was amazing to watch and I leanrt a lot! Fantastic video
    My Q: So has 9 carat gold just not been refined down? Or do they refine it amd then add a metal back in?

  • Mc
    Mc 29 күн бұрын

    This was so satisfying to watch and gain so much knowledge in the process. I’m subscribed and ready to divulge

  • PopFizzPaper
    PopFizzPaper 2 ай бұрын +168

    That’s over $13k of gold?! Did the client pay you with a chunk of the blob? Considering the time, materials, etc maybe they just gave you the blob in whole lol 😅 Excellent video! It was cool to see the chemistry behind the process, and I wish we learned more about this aspect of the craft in jewelery school. 😊

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    • Rasmus Ek
      Rasmus Ek Ай бұрын

      @jimv1983 was intrested cheked some of the acids and powders he used was all priced around 30$/kg(L) so doing this probably cost a fair bit bellow a hundred USD, might missed somethign expensive that was used but dont think so, also I'm sure this can be done cheap in bulk by specialists

    • jimv1983
      jimv1983 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Rara Avis definitely not even close to the value of the gold which is over $14,000.

    • Rara Avis
      Rara Avis 2 ай бұрын

      Cool. You seem to know your way around. Chemist?

  • 2472ANDY
    2472ANDY Ай бұрын

    Fascinating to watch, thank you for taking the time to show us this

  • Aeron Wolfe
    Aeron Wolfe Ай бұрын

    so awesome. i have been collecting processors and memory chips for almost 10 years now, and i have like, almost half a garbage bag full. i wonder how much gold i could get and how i could extract it... maybe i'll try this some day.... or something similar.. awesome video!!!

  • brian hedberg
    brian hedberg Ай бұрын

    Next time try dropping it Into fabric softener instead of the water. And a larger container. It's more viscous so it slows the decent and helps cool and also has a higher boiling point I believe to help it not get all bubbly rough and porous. It's a method used to make homemade shot for shotgun shells.

  • Selina Oluyi
    Selina Oluyi Ай бұрын

    This was incredibly satisfying to watch! Amazing content. Thank you for sharing.

  • Adnan Shaukat
    Adnan Shaukat Күн бұрын

    One off the very best gold extracting video so far. Simply Loved it all the way, and Sir you have a very pleasant voice.This video is far far best for teaching the younger generation..
    All the very best regards from Pakistan.. ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Giannah Noelle
    Giannah Noelle 2 ай бұрын +64

    Jordan this is crazy! Your talent and passion go so much further than surface level jewelry. Your depth of appreciation for your craft is one of the reasons I cherish my engagement ring (other than the man who gave it to me of course haha). It is an honor to have had something handmade by someone who truly is a master at the craft

  • Digital Genki
    Digital Genki Ай бұрын

    i didnt think i'd watch this all, but this was extremly enjoyable i couldnt stop!. Thank you for making this video!

  • The Benefactor
    The Benefactor Ай бұрын +3

    It's the mercurial surface tension thing of the heated gold that I hadn't noticed before. Truly an enchanting metal

  • Rosen
    Rosen Ай бұрын +4

    It's refreshing seeing such a high yield. I'm used to reactions that you're lucky to break the 20s with, I was shocked it was so close to the predicted number.

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    • Hideki Shinichi
      Hideki Shinichi 28 күн бұрын

      That tester shown 10k gold. It could be 13k and it would still show 10k, next step was 14k, so the actual amount of gold that was there might have been higher.

  • Bambi Booza
    Bambi Booza Ай бұрын

    That was awesome, makes me want to collect gold plated stuff to refine down (since jewelry is expensive), also earned a new sub with this one

  • The Hapa Vegan
    The Hapa Vegan Ай бұрын

    I truly appreciate your dedication and hard work, for that I subbed. ❤

  • CrimFerret
    CrimFerret 2 ай бұрын +16

    The orange fumes were mostly nitrogen dioxide and you were correct about not wanting to breathe those. They were also an indication there was a fair amount of silver mixed with the gold which was the main reason there was so much metal left after the first try at dissolving it. Silver doesn't dissolve well in aqua regia so it took several repeats. The gold you get when you precipitate it is incredibly fine. There's not enough surface on any given particle to really reflect light so it looks like clumpy brown flour. Just going by appearance, that button is 99%+ pure. The initial blob didn't look to be a very consistent alloy so you got a really good yield. Given that you hadn't done it before you did a great job.

  • Raj G
    Raj G Ай бұрын +1

    Awesome stuff. Literally we are studying all the chemical processes involved in this video in India in class 10th.🙂

  • Ignacio Muñoz
    Ignacio Muñoz Ай бұрын

    Thank you for your time making the video. I really enjoy it a lot. Master piece!!!!

  • D
    D 11 күн бұрын

    Very cool! When I was in dental school, we melted gold, to invest into forms, so we could cast our gold crowns. It was always fun to melt the gold down.

  • Школа практических навыков Артема Дзюбы

    Incredibly awesome storytelling and video recording. Thank you so much

  • Orlyy
    Orlyy 25 күн бұрын

    Definitely not a chemist myself, but for a first try that was pretty good imo!

  • Dan Brawn
    Dan Brawn 2 ай бұрын +52

    This was byfar one of the best videos I have ever seen. You didn't go too heavily into the chemistry and kept it at a low high school level that was easy to understand. I can't wait to see you do the same for turning silver back into the pure ore. When you make the rings or whatever out of these blobs, please make it a bit of a retrospective of the whole process.

    • Brandon Owens
      Brandon Owens Ай бұрын

      Well don't take this video as how it's done.
      He should have started the chemical process with straight nitric acid-->filter> rinse and theeen start with AquaRegia

  • Darren Sayer
    Darren Sayer 23 күн бұрын

    Thanks for the education. It's content of this nature that keeps me watching. Good job.

  • Buck Gibbons
    Buck Gibbons 13 күн бұрын

    Fascinating. The whole process looks to be a bit excruciating though. I have a bit of ore that I'm pretty sure is gold, but I doubt if I ever go to those lengths to extract.

  • Dohn Labalaba
    Dohn Labalaba 20 күн бұрын

    Thank you for this lesson. I watched from the start to the end. Even though I have not understanding of those chemicals but I do understand that learning is a life long process. Their is so much to learn in life and to become pure gold in character we are to go through our crucibles in life.

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  • Gabor Varga
    Gabor Varga Ай бұрын

    I've been curious for a very long time about how gold is refined to almost one hundred percent purity. I knew hydrochloric acid was involved but didn't realize the intensity of the acids used. Now I'm curious how refineries do it in large capacity. Also, I would be curious to know how you discarded those acids. I doubt you can just dump it in a sink for obvious reasons. Maybe outside in the woods? Add baking soda to it or something to neutralize it?

  • Steven Wozniak
    Steven Wozniak Ай бұрын

    Nice video. Did you keep track of how much HCl and HNO3 you ended up using in the purifying process? It would be nice to get an idea of how much you put into the process

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  • Shasha
    Shasha 2 ай бұрын +22

    This was extremely cool!!! I really love your channel because you, unlike other channels aren't a 'ultra luxe' channel showing off but you're actually interested in gold and your skills as a smith and in teaching us. ❤️
    Will you do something with silver or titanium next?

  • Jader Santamaria
    Jader Santamaria Ай бұрын

    Awesome job with this video. I'm so happy I came across this. I learned a lot. Thanks 👍👍

  • Lazie WR
    Lazie WR 28 күн бұрын

    When I watch videos like these, I often wonder how people come about discovering steps, in this case, to produce purer gold.

  • dieserscherzkeks
    dieserscherzkeks 24 күн бұрын +1

    Random find for me, quite rewarding to watch. While the temptation to try this at home is fairly high, unfortunately I'm all out of random weirdly heavy blobs of metal.

  • offal
    offal Ай бұрын

    you should have extracted the base metals before making aqua regia, this way when percipitaiting th gold from the liquid with smb you will end up with pure gold, then a further refining.

  • Pikabooxxd
    Pikabooxxd Ай бұрын

    It was amazing seeing clay turned into gold. 🥰

  • lidl
    lidl Ай бұрын +45

    I love this video
    Not only is it fun to see a non-chemist try something like this - and for it to succeed so well (seriously your yield is astonishing)
    This video also has story to it, *The Blob* is a lovely little character and im happy to see him looking purer and healthier than he's ever been
    Thank you for this

  • Sodium interesting
    Sodium interesting Ай бұрын

    If you have sodium or potassium chlorate you can make an even stronger aquaregua without any NOx gas generation since you switch nitric acid out and have the chlorate as the oxidiser.
    You can disolve in Bromine and bubble SO2 to purify the gold further. I will be trying both of these soon on my channel. All I have is one gold crown that is prob 16 karat gold with a bit of palladium and platinum, silver, copper etc

  • lokz75
    lokz75 Ай бұрын

    This video was so therapeutic. Thanks a lot for the gold lesson, too...👍

  • ljo
    ljo 16 күн бұрын

    I love gold too much, and this is one of the most interesting things ive seen. That gold powder at the end was fascinating. Feel free to donate any old scrap my way haha!

  • Cnu
    Cnu Ай бұрын

    Awesome video. I wish one day I buy all the equipment that you have and make similar kind of videos 😊

  • Nada Stievater
    Nada Stievater 22 күн бұрын

    When working with such precious metals, through all the stages of the process you should always have a good tray underneath that heating element, as the lab glass beaker can easily break and then you lose a lot. I used to work on these, so for that reason I am writing this comment :)

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  • ElvianEmpire
    ElvianEmpire 2 ай бұрын +8

    16:58 the weight with all the flux removed was 514.6, going with 10k again, the estimate would be 514.6*0.417 = 214.6, so your actually extraction losses are about 1.4g or a yield of 99.34%. not too shabby!

  • al gold prospecting
    al gold prospecting Ай бұрын

    Good job. I found some gold ore with other silvery looking metal but it’s in quartz. I think it’s lead and titanium

  • J
    J 25 күн бұрын

    Well done, man , it's people like you that make humanity continue forward .

  • Ben D. Straw
    Ben D. Straw Ай бұрын

    This was such a satisfying video!! How did they do this like thousands of years ago? 🤔

  • Vivansh Gandhi
    Vivansh Gandhi Ай бұрын

    The fact that this guy took sometime off the video to warn against the dangerous nature of this process makes me so happy becus some ppl forget to mention or just say do not try this at home and leave it there…

  • Darpan Soni
    Darpan Soni Ай бұрын

    I am glad that i discovered this channel. You have a really amazing content.