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solomon levi
11-15-2009, 04:20 AM
Has anyone tried this before?
There's a lot of items that are claimed to extract a tincture
from gold calx. This is one of them that seems simple enough to try.
I've just combined my muriatic acid with 2 parts alcohol.
I'll let it digest for a month and then distill it - that should be it.
You can also distill it three or four times instead of digesting.
There's also several ideas about the proportions of the two spirits.
I'll try this one and see what happens.

Just realised this may be better if made with sal ammoniac.

Ab Roek
11-15-2009, 04:42 PM
Solomon,

What text are you using here?

Thanks


Has anyone tried this before?
There's a lot of items that are claimed to extract a tincture
from gold calx. This is one of them that seems simple enough to try.
I've just combined my muriatic acid with 2 parts alcohol.
I'll let it digest for a month and then distill it - that should be it.
You can also distill it three or four times instead of digesting.
There's also several ideas about the proportions of the two spirits.
I'll try this one and see what happens.

Just realised this may be better if made with sal ammoniac.

solomon levi
11-15-2009, 06:50 PM
That particular recipe is from the 1771 Encyclopedia Brittania.
But it was a different source that said to combine them and
distill three times - Rosicrucian Secrets. But I just noticed in another area
of that work he gives the same idea only says the spirit of salt must be dephlegmed exactly.

See page 91 and 104