[skawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, skohr-]
- an assaying process whereby gold or silver is separated from ore by fusion with lead.
Origin of scorification
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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
It hath also the property of rendering them volatile, and greatly facilitates their scorification.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
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.