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copelación

English translation: cupellation

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Spanish term or phrase:copelación
English translation:cupellation
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23:29 Jan 7, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial / Metals
Spanish term or phrase: copelación
Procedure used to refine precious metals.
billy_budd
Local time: 06:40
cupellation
Explanation:
assaying or refining using a cupel / separation of silver from lead in this way

cupel = a shallow vessel made of a refractory material which absorbs impurities when gold or silver is melted in it

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Nikki Graham
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Local time: 11:40
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Straightforward, good reference. Thank you very much.
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cupellation


Explanation:
assaying or refining using a cupel / separation of silver from lead in this way

cupel = a shallow vessel made of a refractory material which absorbs impurities when gold or silver is melted in it

New Shorter Oxford

Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5584
Grading comment
Straightforward, good reference. Thank you very much.

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