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Category Archives: Refining

The Republic Bankruptcy: Frequently Asked Questions

News of the bankruptcy of Republic Metals Corp., a large Florida precious metals refinery, and its affiliate, has rocked the precious metals industry. Read Pease & Curren’s initial analysis of the bankruptcy here. Since that first post, a number of our colleagues and customers have been trying to understand what this means for them and […]

Cleaning Up the Shop: Disposing and Refining Vinyl Floor Tile

Around this time of year many of our customers shutdown for one or two weeks in July. We ship out quite a few containers to use for cleaning up jewelry benches and manufacturing facilities; the items sent in to be refined are varied. Filters Polishing buffs Shop floor sweeps Protective equipment Vacuum bags Sink sludge […]

Were you too quick to cash out your precious metals last year?

In today’s world convenience is all important. Convenience means quick and easy. The question is how quick is too quick? Are you sacrificing money because you are being too quick with your finances and selling off gold and precious metals at a loss? For example: in precious metals refining, waiting just a couple of days […]

Government ban on the export of gold and copper concentrates

Read an article today about “Golden Handcuffs” in the Economist.  Apparently this ban on exporting gold & copper concentrates went into effect back in March. It is a serious stand-off that is certain to affect the supply and demand of gold in the US. https://www.economist.com/news/business/21723427-row-raises-concerns-mining-firms-across-africa-tanzanias-firebrand-leader-takes-its