How much gold is there in my jewellery?

3 February 2016 10:30-12:30, London, United Kingdom

Have you ever wondered why we use hallmarks? How do we know how much gold is in our jewellery? Come and find out about the work that the assay office do to determine the composition of the precious metals. See how they use chemical and spectroscopic techniques to check the purity of precious metals and analyse levels of nickel, lead and cadmium to make sure they are within safe limits. Learn about the cutting-edge techniques that they are developing to determine purity of non-precious metals. Come and find out about a different side to chemical analysis.

To register email there are limited spaces and school bookings will not be excepted.
Pease note that under 16's must be accompanied
Registration will close 7 days before the event.

This event is suitable for students aged 14-18 Members/Non Members/teachers and parents

This is a ChemNet organised event
The Goldsmith's Company Assay Office

Goldsmith's Hall, The Goldsmith's Company Assay Office, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN, United Kingdom

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