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Assayers casting molds

 
Title
Assayers casting molds
Source
0356 Album 1, 10
Original Collection
Original Date
1910
City or Town
County
Graphic Elements (TGM)
Collection Subject (TGM)
Mining
DC Type
Genre (TGM)
Language
eng
Is Part Of
http://digital.library.unlv.edu/u?/dig,4
Rights
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Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Digital Collection
Conversion Specifications
TIFF scanned at 400 dpi on Epson Expression 10000X using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A.
Digital ID
snv000717
Master File Creation Date
2008-09-09
Master File Format
image/tiff; 54.7 MB
 

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Priscilla Finley2009-05-04 @ 12:11 PM
These molds might have been made to create cupels, special containers made from bone-ash clay - assayers would heat up metal ore in them and the melting dish would absorb lead and base metals and leave a button of pure silver behind. This process was called cupellation.
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