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Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Following the discovery of platinum in the Viceroyalty of New Granada at the beginning of the 18th Century, its use to degrade gold forced the colonial authorities to improve their existing methods of separating and analysing the precious metals. Using information from the Royal Mint of Santa Fé de Bogotá, the various ways of separating these metals are now considered, including the little-known method of inquartation.


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