Equipment, Gold Retort; unknown maker; ?; RX.1977.26

Name/Title

Equipment, Gold Retort

About this object

The gold retort is heated in a furnace so that mercury can evaporate from the gold to leave a pure gold ingot. The tube from the top of the box would pass through a water filled cooling tank so that the mercury could condense and be collected.

Loaned to the museum in 1977 by Mr Bert Parker of Ettrick.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

?

Period

unknown

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, iron

Inscription and Marks

none

Measurements

l 770mm x w 240mm x h 60mm
wt 2084g

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RX.1977.26

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Extraction
Gold
Mercury
Mining

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