Copper refining

Friday 21st August 2015

I've just had my first go at copper refining from some old scrap copper pipe, and it's really really hot.

I've been playing with aluminium up to now which melts at a balmy 660 °C, easily achievable with my furnace. Copper melts at 1084 °C which makes it glow bright yellow!

Here's a quick video of my first attempt at copper.

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