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scorification

[skawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, skohr-]
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noun Metallurgy.
  1. an assaying process whereby gold or silver is separated from ore by fusion with lead.

Origin of scorification

First recorded in 1745–55; scori(a) + -fication
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Examples from the Web for scorification

Historical Examples

  • There are three stages in the scorification process; roasting, fusion, and scorification.

    The A B C of Mining

    Charles A. Bramble

  • Various assays are described and directions given for crucible, scorification, and cupellation tests.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • It hath also the property of rendering them volatile, and greatly facilitates their scorification.

  • The concentration of the button of lead may be effected either by scorification or by fusion in a crucible.

  • If the scorification has been unsatisfactory, the quantity of silver obtained from the slag will be by no means inconsiderable.