What We Refine
Gold, silver, platinum & palladium scrap
Dental scrap - crowns/bridges
Benchsweeps, filings, polishings
Filters and emory
Photo silver and flake
Platinum thermocouple wire
Watch batteries (silver oxide only)
Gold filled scrap
Please don't send the following, as we DO NOT refine:
Weighted silver material (if you remove the weighting, we will process the silver scrap)
Knives with stainless steel blades (if you remove the weighting, we will process the silver scrap)
Crucibles | Plating solutions | Amalgam (dental silver) | Mercury | Computer/electronic parts | Electrical switches/circuits | Silver solders with cadmium
Silver nitrate | Carpet | Ore | Plated material | Dental retainers | Stainless steel
The moment your scrap shipment is weighed in at our refining division, it is entered into our computerized refining flow system. The shipment is checked and double-checked through every step of the refining process. Each lot, regardless of size, receives the same careful attention to ensure you a maximum return.
It is essential for your material to be properly melted before assay. Clean scrap is mixed with a special flux which makes the melt more fluid and homogeneous. Our experienced processors will ensure that the optimum flux mixture and melting technique is used.
The melt is poured into a mold where the metal settles to the bottom and the slag created by the flux remains on top taking some of the non-metallic impurities with it. The bars are then returned to our vault to be weighed and sampled, where they will remain until you have been paid for your scrap.