Questions to Ask Accredited Gold Refiners Before Hiring.
There is no part of the universe where gold is not valued whether it comes unrefined or refined. You may not always find refined gold but the good news is that there are refiners who can do the work. You should not be letting someone you cannot trust handle the process. Even though you have the names of accredited gold refiners at hand, there are questions you have to ask yourself before deciding on who to settle for. You need to ask the person the time it will take for the work to be done. You should expect anything from several days to weeks. If the unrefined gold you have has high purity levels then the work should be done faster. You do not expect high quality refining of a lot of product in a day which is why you should investigate the methods used a little further in such a case. You have to keep your eyes open and be more involved in every process so that you will not end up paying high for the services. Ask about every charge that goes into the bill before you agree to the process. Do not take word-of-mouth when it comes to refining because if it is written, it can be used as evidence anywhere. You should not rush into flat fee deals because they might blow up on your face.
A lot of people will want to know whether it is the material they submit that will be submitted after refining. You should not expect to get the gold you took there. The refiners will do a sampling of what you have submitted to them, assay determination and then settlement after which the unrefined gold will be combined with others and processed. Even so, these refiners will already have precise information on how much of pure gold you should be able to get after the refining process so that they can deliver that at the end of the day. The truth is that at the end of the process you will be getting a pure metal but it might not be from the shipment you made.
There is always a variation in the gold value when the ore is located at different places. This is why you should insist on knowing about the analytical methods your refiner uses. Cupellation is the popular method in determining gold value all over the world. Do not be too trusting in terms of the assay because even the loss of one gram might be too big of a loss and you need to get some of your product to be analyzed by someone else just to confirm the assay results. It is your product and at the end of the day it is all business which is why you have a right to get a second and even third opinion.Make sure you know how disputed assay results are settled before hiring.
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