I am a gold prospector. For years I have panned, dredged, sluiced, and metal detected for gold. I would never consider refining my gold nuggets, but I have accumulated some placer gold that I have already melted into buttons. I used cupels and a mapp gas torch to make the buttons with Boric acid as my flux. I would like to refine these placer buttons into a pure form and then pour it into molds. I do not want to do this for sale, just for my personal gain of knowledge and to have ingots of pure gold that I mined.
As I digest all the information I have read and will continue to read, are there any members that have refined placer gold? I have searched the forum and read the posts on that topic, but any advise as to witch method is best used for placer gold would be appreciated. Thanks.