Precious Metal Services - Refining

Our reputation as a leading Australian owned refiner is based on our understanding of the accuracy and honesty that is essential when recovering precious metals. Our Refining Department maintains strict controls and acknowledges the integrity of all refining jobs, regardless of size or whether sourced from high or low grade material.

Gold, Platinum, Palladium and Silver refining is considered one of the most difficult areas associated with the manufacturing and processing of precious metals.

The high intrinsic value and technical, mechanical and chemical skills associated with refining, places demands on the refiner to perform with the utmost accuracy and integrity with all refining jobs, both big and small whether with high or low grade material.

To assist in the quality control process, Peter W Beck has developed sophisticated systems and uses the latest technology to monitor and control all refining jobs from receipts to payouts.

Peter W Beck is a world class refiner of scraps containing Gold, Platinum, Palladium and Silver sourced from the jewellery and dental industries, and Gold and Silver derived from the gold miner, producer and prospector.

Grades of scrap

High Grade and Medium Grade Scrap
Peter W Beck considers High and Medium Grade Scrap to be made up of the following:

  • Scrap Gold
  • Gold Lemel
  • Gold Scrap and Lemel
  • Ingotted Scrap Gold
  • Silver Scrap
  • Silver Lemel
  • Silver Scrap and Lemel
  • Ingotted Scrap Silver
  • Gold Casting Scrap
  • Silver Casting Scrap

 

Low Grade Scrap
Peter W Beck considers Low Grade Scrap to be made up of the following:

  • Bench and floor sweeps
  • Polishing Waste
  • Sludge Waste (Wet & Dry)
  • Emery Paper
  • Floor Coverings (Carpet and/or Vinyl)
NB: Low Grade Waste is reduced in our slow combustion incinerator prior to being refined. This incinerator incorporates an afterburner to ensure the highest possible metal recovery.


Other metal forms which can be refined


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