The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio is here.
Increase in demand for coins is brought on by the increase of the gold price this year. Although forgeries have been around for centuries, they sometimes get better with age. Buyer Beware.
Right now, in Peru – 40% of the villagers in 97 villages have mercury poisoning. This type of poison causes permanent brain damage, kidney damage and chronic headaches.
Recently we have had an influx of synthetic stones coming into our lab for stone removal. The challenge is properly identifying these stones.
As many of our customers know, we often perform random spot checks on incoming refining jobs. Lately we have noticed a few lots that are not as they seem. Our VP of Operations likes to call it the “Karat Creep”. Some customers send in monthly so the “Karat Creep” is not noticed right away but […]
I was in our factory today speaking with our operations manager about content for our Buyer Beware newsletter. We came across an old school fake, found it interesting, and figured we would share on this Friday afternoon. It’s a “Fugazi Friday”.
When I tell people where I work, they just can’t visualize it. I have a window in my office that overlooks the factory- I often forget how cool that really is. #Gold pour
This weekend we take time to remember and honor those who died while serving in our US armed forces. The words “thank you” do not seem powerful enough but we sincerely thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. With honor and remembrance, Happy Memorial Day. Here is some footage from our 2016 […]
Many of our clients used to get quick cash for their precious metals. A cash buyer would stop by look at what they had to offer- and give cash on the spot – kind of like a yard sale. With a little extra time and not a lot of effort, you can get the full […]
By Scott Girouard- Regional Refining Consultant You go to the grocery store to buy a gallon of milk and, regardless of the dairy farm, you get a gallon of milk. If you buy a gallon of gasoline, you’ll get exactly one gallon of gasoline, regardless of the gas station. There are governmental agencies that monitor […]
Topics: Precious Metals Refining