Christoph Alpermann Posted June 25, 2008 Share Posted June 25, 2008 Well, errh, yes sort of... I´m running a small Computershop in Trier and finally have found the time to get my storage room (aka explosive testing site of vile messiness) sorted. There I came across a whole pile of old ISA cards and mainboards with what I thought were gilded pins. Being a little gaga-headed from all the dust I inhaled throughout my cleaning efforts I thought "those pins be small - maybe enough gold (4-5%) there for shakudo, let´s see the inner is made of copper". So off went one of the pins and scraped it was with a sharp knife, but no copper there, scraped half the way through - still no copper! Rationally thought I would say "brass, not gold" on the other hand there is no oxydation on even one of the pins. Is this my personal Klondike (i have tons of that stuff) or am I just making a fool out of myself? If there is any chance that these pins are solid gold, I have the possibility of testing it at one of my customers shops who has a aqua regia testing kit (I just don´t want to look too stupid with that stuff turning out to be anything else...) Any opinions? Regards, Christoph I love the smell of freshly molten Borax in the morning... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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