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Ghislain
01-31-2018, 03:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO67MnZaAvQ

Note: the materials needed to carry out this experiment are readily available in nature and have been available for thousands of years.

Ghislain

elixirmixer
02-01-2018, 09:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO67MnZaAvQ

Note: the materials needed to carry out this experiment are readily available in nature and have been available for thousands of years.

Ghislain

It is a very interesting experiment. There is a great demonstration on youTube

Ghislain
02-01-2018, 10:51 PM
All that glitters is not gold.

Ghislain

Awani
02-01-2018, 11:20 PM
Are you implying that sometimes when alchemist see proof of gold it is basically just glitter?

:p

elixirmixer
02-02-2018, 12:33 AM
Yes the Golden Rain experiment is a bit of a visual curiosity that's gained a reputation amoung american science classrooms I believe, it displays an incredible quality of lead iodide to exhibit a brilliance that resembles that of gold.

Someone on the internet re-performed the experiment using cruder materials that would have been available to the ancients, and in fact was successful in recreating lead iodide sparkles using vinegar and seaweed ashes

Edit: wow I just checked on YouTube and there are heaps of recreations!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=6s&v=mzsdORUPk48

JDP
02-02-2018, 12:53 AM
All that glitters is not gold.

Ghislain

But all that is golden, glitters & resists cupellation & parting is. Plus in this case the alchemist would not even need any relatively complex tests: a simple crucible and a furnace/forge would have easily shown the deception. Also, an even simpler hammer & anvil would have served the same purpose.

Ghislain
02-02-2018, 12:12 PM
But all that is golden, glitters & resists cupellation & parting is. Plus in this case the alchemist would not even need any relatively complex tests: a simple crucible and a furnace/forge would have easily shown the deception. Also, an even simpler hammer & anvil would have served the same purpose.

Nothing a good puffer couldn't cope with back in the day.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ByGtdqiUz8&feature=youtu.be

Ghislain