Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
The fabric of the steel wool is gradually replaced by silver and the steel wool also rusts, therefore the entire mess, sludge plus crumbly wool residue, is a mixture of silver, iron and iron salts. This mass (mess) is what can be recovered, but is by no means 'rather pure'. It does have monetary value.

PE
PE

I had a description (a report) on the various processes of silvery recovery some years ago and remember the recovered silver was described as a "relatively pure form". But I may have read it wrong and I trust your knowledge on the subject.

Paul