Precious Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode 3: Karat Gold

Hi everyone, welcome back to Cody’s Lab. This is episode 2 of my precious metal refining series and today we’re going to be doing some actual gold jewelry. Now I got my super inaccurate, Walmart scale here and a lot of you had mentioned that there’s a little switch on the back that you can […]

Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode19: Gold From Mercury

Hi everyone, welcome back to Cody’s lab So this here’s my mercury distillation apparatus that I built in a previous video link in the description I just got through using this to distill several hundred pounds of mercury and it worked flawlessly right up to the point where the tube somewhere got plugged. Uh… I […]

Metal Refining & Recovery, 18: Lead Free Solder

Hi everyone welcome back to my lab, so many of you will be excited to know that I am bringing back the precious metals Refining and recovery series so one thing that has been requested many times by people is to refine some of this Silver Solder here This is the stuff used in plumbing […]

Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode 23: Recovering Inquart Silver

Alright everyone welcome at Cody’s lab so in this bucket is the liquid that is the result of adding dilute nitric acid to the silver gold alloy, so this liquid contains mostly silver nitrate a little bit of copper nitrate and a trace of palladium and I think today I want to extract the silver. […]

Precious Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode 7: Fining Silver

Alright everyone! Welcome back to Cody’s Lab and as promised, it’s time to refine some silver. So this is some sterling silver which I bought off eBay. There’s a bowl, some spoons, couple of plates, a napkin ring and I’m gonna be refining it down to fine silver which basically means I’m gonna remove the […]

Precious Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode 16: Aluminum From Dirt

Looks like it’s working at least it’s doing something. (Intro music) Hi everyone welcome back Cody’s lab so in today’s video I want to try making a metal that is used in everything from pop cans to airplanes and I want to try sourcing it from natural materials that I can dig out of the […]

Precious Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode 9: DIY Nitric Acid

Alright everyone welcome back to Cody’s Lab. So it is time to refine this silver solder Silver alloy 505 that a fan sent me. Troy from Texas. Refining this is going to be basically the same as refining that silverware that I just did. Except for the fact there is going to be significantly more […]

Precious Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode 9: DIY Nitric Acid

Alright everyone welcome back to Cody’s Lab. So it is time to refine this silver solder Silver alloy 505 that a fan sent me. Troy from Texas. Refining this is going to be basically the same as refining that silverware that I just did. Except for the fact there is going to be significantly more […]

Precious Metal Refining & Recovery, Episode 12: Gold From Computer Ash

[music] Alright everyone! Welcome back to Cody’s Lab. So I figured it’s about time I finally get around to processing this material that came from electronic computer parts. See this is what the material looks like after it’s been chopped up in a ball mill I think he had used and this just like computer […]

Grow Silver Metal Crystals by Electrochemistry

Greetings fellow nerds. In this video, we’re going to grow tiny crystals of silver metal under the microscope. We’re going to grow the crystals by electrochemistry. The setup is actually very simple. I’ve tapped down an aluminum wire cathode and a silver wire anode to this plastic tray. It’s connected to these batteries through a […]