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Separating lead from silver or gold in a cupellation furnace

Separating lead from silver or gold in a cupellation furnace

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Separating lead from silver or gold in a cupellation furnace, 1556. The Foreman consumed quantities of butter to avoid being poisoned (to prevent absorption of lead in the stomach). From De re metallica by Agricola (Georg Bauer).

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