When I lived in Arizona I did an excessive amount of rock hounding. I actually have quite an extensive rock and mineral collection in my home. I have around 50 pounds of stone with copper in it. It looks really cool in the rough. I recently decided that I’d love to smelt some of it, to extract the copper with in.
How do I do this?
I have a blow torch, but I do not think this is the best method of extraction. Additionally, what type of receptical should I use to catch all the copper coming out…granted, I’m picturing it flowing out of the stone…I’m probably wrong. So what do I need?