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Old 07-11-2019, 12:12 PM
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Gold colors always do best in a lead base. Always add a tiny amount of selenium to those melts. The hard part is getting the lead. These days, I see the bisilicate sold for $20 dollars a lb. I pay 98 cents for it in Shanghai. I can't import it. At this point here, I have about 350lbs of the monosilicate and the litharge left maybe a bit more and that will take me to the end of the line. I rarely melt it anymore.

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