I’m writing a novel and my character is needing a blacksmith (all she has handy at the moment) to melt her 3-4 gram gold engagement ring. How long would that take to melt it and have it cool enough to form a nugget to hand back to her in a piece of cloth? Thanks in advance!
That depends on a few factors, a blacksmith may not have a crucible for smelting.
If I had to make a small crucible out of graphite and melt the ring it might take 2hours give or take.
Just to melt down the ring in a crucible with a torch can take just a few min. To maybe 20 min.
This is in the Middle Ages, and since I’m writing the story, I can make the blacksmith have a crucible If he does, how long would that take with a crucible and a standard medieval forge?
In a working forge with the forge already hot I’d say no more than an hour start to finish.
Less then a hour to melt a ring in forge , because the temperature of forge is quite high so not take time to get melt `
What’s the book called? assuming you had it published
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Hmm, I would love to check out this book as well.