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A method of separating noble metals (e.g. gold or silver) from base metals (e.g. lead) by melting the mixture with a blast of hot air in a shallow porous dish (the cupel). The base metals are oxidized, the oxide being carried away by the blast of air or absorbed by the porous container.

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