gold-beating


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gold-beating

n
(Metallurgy) the act, process, or skill of hammering sheets of gold into gold leaf
ˈgold-ˌbeater n
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After being beaten in the manner I have described, the material soon becomes blended in one mass, which, moistened occasionally with water, is at intervals hammered out, by a kind of gold-beating process, to any degree of thinness required.
Many features of this group are not obviously different than the features of the first group; for example, host rocks are affected by greenschist metamorphism, gold-beating arsenopyrite is present, and formation temperatures above 400[degrees]C are reported for some of the largest deposits.