Pan Amalgamation, Silver

Pan Amalgamation, Silver

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Caption: Pan amalgamation is a process used to extract silver from crushed ore. The ore is brought into contact with mercury, sodium chloride and copper sulfate and mixed together in large vats, seen here. End of 19th century.

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