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Artist Pans for Gold in Cornwall 

Artist Alastair Mackie recently visited us with 10 grams of gold.  It was panned from a Cornish river over a period of nine weeks this summer.  So far it has been melted down and XRF analysed to determine its elemental composition - we found to be 986.1 parts gold / 13.9 parts silver. 

Alastair is now in discussions with experts in the leafing and plating industries with the intention of processing the material into a sculptural work which he hopes to exhibit next year.