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    hi clayne

    the silver magnet can be used by us members
    european members, people in the uk or anyone is interested in
    removing silver from their spent fixer.

    the problem was that if you were in canada, you would have
    to send the silver across to the us, deal with customs and
    maybe tariffs and brokers fees, and then convert us dollars to
    canadian currency ... it was do-able, but kind of a pain ...

    here in the states you can mail it direct to a refinery ( here in the states )
    and get paid without having to deal with sending it to another country.
    and you get paid about the same amount for your silver ... ( around 90% ) ...

    hopefully in the next few weeks i'll find a company in the eu / uk
    that will help out, sending overseas and dealing with tariffs, and currency exchange
    is no fun.

    thanks for your interest

    john

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    jnan, what's the capacity of the fixer after having recovered silver? Is it merely a factor of how much thiosulfate has been used for the actual fixing process?

    I've been thinking of a way to best handle a bunch of test scraps and saturated fixer. Thinking of bleach bathing and fixing out all the silver that's still soluble.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    hi clayne

    i wish i had an answer for you but unfortunately i don't.
    PE might know the answer to a question like that. next week
    i will contact the manufacturer to get their thoughts on this as well.

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    Yes Clayne can use bleach, or ferric chloride, then rinse & refix to remove all remaining silver from scrap prints/films. That's how silver is recovered from Xray films, old litho film etc, we used to reprocess many tons a year that way, the fixer recycling through a plating unit continuously.

    However there's not a lot of silver in paper in the first place so it's less economic to process that way, it's usually incinerated commercially.

    Ian

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    thanks ian!

    john

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    through the end of december ... i donate 5% to apug for every silver recovery device sold ...

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum146/...-december.html


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    SILVER SPOT PRICE

    http://www.cmi-gold-silver.com/gold-...ot-prices.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    hopefully in the next few weeks i'll find a company in the eu / uk that will help out, sending overseas and dealing with tariffs, and currency exchange is no fun.
    Any news on this?...

    shuttr.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by kraker View Post
    Any news on this?...


    nope i had a lead or two but
    they didn't pan-out ... i have my ear to the ground still ...

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    GREAT NEWS for UK and EU Magnet Users!

    for folks living in the EU and UK,
    i have some great news for you.
    with the help of Simon Galley i was able
    to successfully find a refiner who would be interested
    in accepting the silver magnet when it is ready to refine it.

    they are JBR Recovery Limited, and are located in the UK

    they are able to refine your silver whether you live in the UK or EU,
    and give you around the same amount
    for it as the refiners we have working with us in the USA and Canada.

    their web address is: http://jbr.co.uk/
    when you are ready
    contact them through their website,
    and they will go over the particulars with you.

    Thanks Simon + Ilford for telling me about these folks !


    Happy Silver Recovering ..

    john

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    After exposing my albumen prints, I wash them until the water runs clear. I believe, though I'm not sure, that what I am washing off is unexposed silver. Can this water be processed in the same way as fixer?
    juan

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