Turning old jewelry into pure gold bars

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A few months ago, one of my patrons sent me a bunch of old gold jewelry for me to refine. I originally thought that it was going to just be some gold plated stuff, but it turned out to be quite a bit of gold. I was able to purify out all of the gold and then melt them down into some small 24K pure gold bars.
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CodysLab: uswork.info (Both the main procedure and the silver recovery. I can't find the video where he recovered the silver from the chloride though.)
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  1. NileRed

    NileRed5 months ago

    Note: There have been some comments about the gold being stolen, but just to clear, I have verified that it wasn't.

  2. CoDGplays

    CoDGplaysDay ago

    @NileRed sry but nobody cares if its stolen or not. doesnt matter. have fun!

  3. theservantofblackness

    theservantofblacknessDay ago

    @James Van Daele Keep in mind you are thinking about this from the point of view of a person who has clearly been working with jewelry for a long time. Maybe YOU would easily be able to tell if it was all solid gold or not but a lot can't. Seems likely to me that the guy probably had it passed down from a relative or something like that and decided that he had no real need of it and wanted to extract the gold. Yeah, I guess you can never 100% confirm the possibility of it being stolen all you can do is speculate and try to eliminate the possiblity, but in this scenario it seems extremely unlikely. Also, why would somebody who just stole expensive jewelry be so careless? I know if I shipped stolen goods to somebody for analysis and processing into pure gold, I would be extremely worried that somebody would find out it's stolen. Again, this is all pure speculation, but when I put the pieces together this just doesn't scream "theft" to me.

  4. benjamin shiffman

    benjamin shiffman3 days ago

    Yeah it wasn’t stolen

  5. Zangetsu Dangetsu

    Zangetsu Dangetsu4 days ago

    You pierced the gold with tungsten spike.... then you molded it into bars..... DUUUHH!!!!

  6. Danilo Salles

    Danilo Salles6 days ago

    He asked the owner of the gold if was stolen... unless he has a doc proof, it means is just trusting the guy.😒

  7. No one likes Jaystation

    No one likes JaystationHour ago

    12:01 that looks like something from no mans sky

  8. Abhi I

    Abhi IHour ago

    I am Dmitry....you are my patron

  9. Black Phantom

    Black Phantom3 hours ago

    Hey can you turn my kid back into a sperm cell and an ovum and flush it down the toilet? 🤔

  10. Atharv Arora

    Atharv Arora9 hours ago

    Imagine the beaker of liquid gold slipping off his hand and spilling all over the floor

  11. Chicken647 Plays

    Chicken647 Plays10 hours ago

    $3797.99 USD worth of gold... daym

  12. Daniel Akutagawa

    Daniel Akutagawa12 hours ago

    "All of this was then combined to my other gold powder" Patron: *Sweating* See's powder that spilled out.

  13. King Leonidas

    King Leonidas13 hours ago


  14. Mack Peters

    Mack Peters13 hours ago

    Gold juice yumm

  15. Sanctified2kill

    Sanctified2kill14 hours ago

    I have no idea how to do this stuff

  16. Nada

    Nada15 hours ago

    Heisenberg wants to know your location

  17. Alex Ritesman

    Alex Ritesman15 hours ago

    I can’t stop coming back to this vid! Long live chemistry!

  18. Steven O'Gilmore

    Steven O'Gilmore17 hours ago

    "An old Rolex" 😧😧😧

  19. Daily Solve

    Daily Solve17 hours ago

    9:01 im so hungry it looks like Mac and Cheese

  20. Dmask 225Warrior

    Dmask 225WarriorDay ago

    WTF i see 30 min video ? with out i know it o.O

  21. Peterplayingguitar

    PeterplayingguitarDay ago

    ...looks easy. ; )

  22. sarcastic. kyo

    sarcastic. kyoDay ago

    Ah yes my Royal water is here *sip* AHHHHHHHHH

  23. NN N

    NN NDay ago

    so much interesting

  24. Rich Scrims

    Rich ScrimsDay ago

    75 g three maybe four thousand dollars. And this guy had more than that in his hands. I'm just going to leave thit right here

  25. CoDGplays

    CoDGplaysDay ago


  26. Robbie Baca

    Robbie BacaDay ago


  27. teacup ichee demongod

    teacup ichee demongodDay ago

    Now you *really* look like a random, nerdy bloke.

  28. SlimyToast Toast

    SlimyToast ToastDay ago

    I wish you were my science teacher-

  29. acoustic61

    acoustic61Day ago

    Mister T!

  30. MrApoloCreed 101

    MrApoloCreed 101Day ago

    Steve would be proud of you

  31. Val Kline

    Val KlineDay ago


  32. The Lovable Protagonist

    The Lovable ProtagonistDay ago

    Chemistry is Badass

  33. dorito dog

    dorito dogDay ago

    3:53 Men December 1st at 12:00Am

  34. Sinuous

    SinuousDay ago

    Imagine this guy just stole all this gold jewellery and just got this guy to process it for him for free... :D

  35. CoDGplays

    CoDGplaysDay ago


  36. I Stole Your Pig

    I Stole Your PigDay ago

    There’s too much sciency words in this video for my brain capacity.

  37. Christopher Miranda

    Christopher MirandaDay ago

    mid way thru you had a jar of what looked like piss. Piss that’s worth $4500

  38. Play with Junk

    Play with JunkDay ago

    don't destroy the watch. it is worth at least 1000$ in working condition.

  39. Play with Junk

    Play with JunkDay ago

    @CoDGplays It was a bad idea even to think about it... it's a Rolex! Except it's a fake one...

  40. CoDGplays

    CoDGplaysDay ago

    he doesnt, like he said

  41. Young Jamma

    Young JammaDay ago

    Drinking game. Take a shot everytime he says ''though''. You're gonna get drunk af

  42. Endrit Shabani

    Endrit Shabani2 days ago

    does gold turn into solid form so fast that u had to keep heating when putting it in that bar shaped plate ?

  43. CoDGplays

    CoDGplaysDay ago


  44. MagmaSlendy

    MagmaSlendy2 days ago

    and this was my final result, *throws pure gold chunks*

  45. Frank

    Frank2 days ago

    we're crazy about gold

  46. NO NAME

    NO NAME2 days ago

    Tho Things: #1 kids not professional at all #2 the kid who send him him Rolex, his parents are freaking out because they can’t find their Rolex

  47. Mustang Nerd 50

    Mustang Nerd 502 days ago


  48. Lucien

    Lucien2 days ago

    27:50 "How you like that silver?"

  49. Epic Pee

    Epic Pee2 days ago

    so here is my theory; if i buy gold that is closest to moon (less gravity, less weight) and sell it on the opposite side of the world, would i get more money for the same amount of gold??

  50. CoDGplays

    CoDGplaysDay ago

    yes but there are almost none gravity "ups and downs" on earth so almost everywhere the same

  51. Elongated Muskrat

    Elongated Muskrat2 days ago

    Just what I had on hand, concentrated nitric acid.

  52. Godfred A. O

    Godfred A. O2 days ago

    At 3:49 you added concentrated dark matter!

  53. ああみか

    ああみか2 days ago

    bet patreon feels dumb now

  54. Dont Click My Profile

    Dont Click My Profile2 days ago

    A moment of silence for 0:42 as he contemplates his life decisions

  55. ImBub

    ImBub2 days ago

    Real life Senku here people

  56. Rex Tube

    Rex Tube2 days ago

    You should make a podcast!

  57. Kipper Klank

    Kipper Klank2 days ago

    75G of gold = $3,517.37 as of 11-09-2019

  58. Kipper Klank

    Kipper Klank2 days ago

    I like how the user had a watch worth thousands and he wanted to scrap it for hundreds SMH >.>

  59. mark garrett

    mark garrett2 days ago

    Yeaaa science bitch !!

  60. Ben Colpaert

    Ben Colpaert2 days ago

    Imagine that he dropped tha can with the disolved gold

  61. matzzlol

    matzzlol2 days ago

    Did anyone else loose him as soon as he started talking 😂

  62. CoDGplays

    CoDGplaysDay ago


  63. AnnoyingGinger

    AnnoyingGinger2 days ago

    There are so many boomers in this comment section

  64. Abubakr Hassan

    Abubakr Hassan2 days ago

    oh god this is so satisfying

  65. Crackling Fireworks HD

    Crackling Fireworks HD3 days ago

    Hey Nile i wondered If something Like that ist possible with silber and i have lots of old German Marks lying around .These are made of silver and i could send you some

  66. Reecebakervlogs ss

    Reecebakervlogs ss3 days ago

    Obviously you kept that watch and put a couple bands on it, I would have aswell

  67. Byron

    Byron3 days ago

    If someone stole a dollar and buys a burger at mcdonalds you think the cashier would ask if the dollor was stolen?

  68. KurJan&Urbano

    KurJan&Urbano3 days ago

    Mate. That was incredibly interesting. Thank you 🙏

  69. Ethan Buck

    Ethan Buck3 days ago

    you have made me quite a bit smarter than i was before i watched this video. thanks Nile

  70. Troy the Canadian fox

    Troy the Canadian fox3 days ago

    Yay Canada

  71. J New

    J New3 days ago

    Forbidden kool-aid :3

  72. Hand over your meme!

    Hand over your meme!4 days ago

    why would someone do that to a rolex :(