Monthly Archives: October 2010

Finding Gold Tips

Every week when I go out, I look for gold.  Many times people have gold mixed in the jewelry they are selling, and they don’t even know it!  Always have a jeweler’s loupe with you, they are cheap and can be purchased online.  I recommend a 30x.  Remember, ask the price BEFORE you loupe!  Also, bring a small, but strong magnet.  Real gold will not stick to a magnet.  If it’s marked gold but it sticks-it’s a trick!  Here’s a good tip- KP means karat plumb, not karat plated.   It means the gold marked KP is weighed to be exactly the karat marked.  I have found many pieces of gold that were left behind because others thought it was plated! Good luck!