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Refining Gold for Consumer Use

Gold has a long, romantic history. People have long dreamed of stumbling across a gold mine, or at least a few nuggets, to become lavishly rich.

However, the romantic ideas of pulling shiny, sparkling gold nuggets from a shovel full of dirt, picking them out from the bottom of a running stream, or ending up with a gold pan full of gold dust while panning a river are images perpetuated by Hollywood movies. Finding gold is not that easy, plus once prospective deposits have been found, the likelihood that its ready for casting into gold bricks or wedding bands is the stuff of legends.

The first step in finding gold, is of course, locating deposits in the ground or in a body of water’s sediment. If mined from the ground, deposits of gold have to be extracted from rock and separated from other metals mixed in with it. If mined from the sediment beds of water, panning, or using sieve like pans is the process still used today.

After rocks with gold have been mined, the gold has to be isolated. Big hunks of rock have to be broken into smaller chunks so they can fit into a machine known as a crusher. The crusher then breaks it sown further into pieces of gravel. Several chemical processes are then implemented before a smelting process results in what is almost pure gold. The gold is melted and then poured into bars. It is these bars that are sent to refineries where final impurities are removed.

Gold refining is the system of removing impurities to produce gold at least 99.9% pure. Workers then cast the refined gold again into bars. Once refineries have completed their work, the refined gold is then sent to jewelers, electronics companies, aerospace companies, and healthcare for such things as gold crowns and some prescription medicines.

Gold, as people know it, can’t be realized without industry leaders in refining. The service they provide is imperative to every other industry that depends on gold supplies for production of their merchandise and commodities. Refineries that uphold a code of integrity and offer refined bars at fair and reasonable prices ensure consumers can enjoy gold jewelry and other products for years to come.

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Do-It-Yourself is a popular concept and the idea of completing a major renovation on your own can be tempting. But unless your DIY skills are far beyond those of most homeowners, there are some very important reasons why hiring an expert is the safest, surest route to a successful painting, staining, or remodeling project.

Hiring an expert saves you money. Lots of people take the DIY route because they think hiring an expert is too costly, but actually exactly the reverse is true. Getting a seasoned, experienced contractor involved with your project is the surest way to avoid cost overruns. The price of hiring an expert is far less than the cost of taking on a project that’s beyond your ability. Not only can professionals save you money on materials by using their connections for cost-effective purchasing, they already have that expensive equipment that you’d have to rent or buy.

Hiring an expert gets the job done fast. Completing a painting or renovation project can take days or weeks even under the very best conditions, but if doing it without expert assistance can just about double the amount of time it takes. If you’ve ever lived in a house that’s undergoing painting or renovation you already know how frustrating it can be. And if you’ve never done it but think it can’t be all that bad, think again. A temporarily non-working kitchen or bathroom can put incredible stress on even the closest family or best relationship, and the longer the situation persists, the worse it gets.

Hiring an expert is the surest way to get exactly the results you’re looking for. If it’s important that your finished project be as close to perfect as possible, hiring a professional is the way to go. Getting the finished project to match the picture you have in your mind is far from easy; the minor glitches and little problems that are an inevitable part of DIY add up with alarming speed and before you know it your “after” is looking worse than your “before”.

Hiring an expert is simpler than you thought. Word of mouth and the Yellow Pages used to be the only options for locating a renovation professional, but now there are much better ways to find contractors near you. Talking with friends, relatives and neighbors who have hired local experts is one good place to start, but for ultimate efficiency count on an online service like Renovation Experts that specializes in matching your project need with the perfect pro. You’ll get the expert you need for the results you want.

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Electric Guitar for Husband

I am currently checking out this rx 20 electric guitar that my husband wants for his birthday. Well, he actually made a special request for this year’s birthday for he has been requesting that guitar from me for more than three years now. I am not sure if I am able to give this to him and if our budget will be sufficient enough to pay the guitar he wants. Oh well, let’s wait and see.

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Purchasing your first electric bass guitar can be very exciting, but because there are so many features to choose from, the process can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. One of the first things you will need to determine is what your budget is. Here are some tips that may help you determine which bass will best suit your needs.

Cheaper is Not Always the Better Option

If you have never played the bass before, you might be tempted to purchase a beginner bass guitar to get started. However, this might not always be the best option because beginner instruments tend to be harder to play and may not last as long. Choosing a bass that fits in the middle category in terms of quality and price might be a better investment to make for two reasons: the instrument will last longer and will probably have a better tone, and if you lose interest in playing it in the future, it will have a better resale value.

Research the Construction and Design of the Bass

It is a good idea to research the basic parts of the instrument before you select which one is the best fit. For example, there are three basic types of necks, including bolted on, set necks and thru-body necks, which will determine how the instrument feels when you play it. An instrument that features a tight connection between the body of the bass and the neck is very important because it provides greater stability and directly influences the tone the instrument makes.

Research the Different Bass Body Types

Choosing the right body type is not just about how the instrument looks; the material the body is made of will determine how well it plays and how long the instrument may last. A bass body that is constructed from solid wood will most likely last longer and play better than a bass body that is constructed with plastic material.

The process of finding which bass is right for you does not have to be complicated, as long as you do your research first. If you still cannot make a choice, you can always talk to an expert at a music store and play some different bass guitars so you will have a better feel for the instrument before you make your purchase.

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I Need a Flute Guideline

It’s the first day of school and after school my son Ashley was so excited to tell me what he did in school and what he still needs. Other than other school supplies that he still needs to complete, his teacher told them to buy a flute for their music class.

I told my son that I will buy him one this weekend but I stopped for a while and thought on what kind of flute I will buy. I want to buy a durable one so that my son can used it for a long time. Looks like I will need a guide in buying a flute.

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