Scorifier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scorifier (Chem) One who, or that which, scorifies; specifically, a small flat bowl-shaped cup used in the first heating in assaying, to remove the earth and gangue, and to concentrate the gold and silver in a lead button.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scorifier In assaying, a small flat dish made of a refractory substance, used in the assay of various ores according to the method called scarification. Such dishes are usually from two to three inches in diameter.
    • n scorifier An apparatus used in extracting gold and silver from jewelers' sweepings, and in various other chemical operations. It consists essentially of a large or small furnace with appliances whereby all combustible materials may be burned, leaving scoriæ consisting chiefly of insoluble carbonaceous material, from which the contained gold, silver, or other substance to be separated is dissolved out by aqua regia or other solvent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scorifier a flat dish used in such a form of assaying
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. skōria.

Usage

In literature:

Iron, again, which is so easily mineralised and scorified, is seldom found in its malleable state.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
They first of all place prepared ore in the scorifiers and heat it, and afterward they add the lead.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
But Adamsville would need a scorifying industrial schooling before solidarity could come.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
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