These Cupules were found outside the historic mining town of Hedley BC Canada. These were used up till the mid 1900’s at the Nickel Plate mine located there. Core samples were used to test the level of gold and nickel ore present in the deposit. The last part of the sampling process is done in a Cupelle such as these. The Assayer knocks off the gold bead and weighs it.
TMC-A) This example has been barely used! Super example with some minor chips