Precious Metals Blog

The MGS Precious Metals Blog

Manhattan Gold & Silver is an industry leader in precious metal pricing and refining with more than 30 years of experience. During our time in the business, we’ve found the topic of precious metals to be a vast and interesting one. Here on our precious metals blog, we write in-depth posts about the science of precious metal refining, historical and modern uses for precious metals, market news, and much more.

home appliances

Is There Gold Worth Scrapping in Household Appliances Like Microwaves?

Appliances can sometimes contain gold-bearing components. We’ll explain whether it is worth scrapping household appliances like microwaves for gold.

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platinum testing

How To Test For Platinum

It can be easy to misidentify metals. We’ll explain how to distinguish platinum from other precious metals through visual cues and using a scratch test.

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melting gold

Can Gold Be Destroyed?

Gold is an incredible metal that is said to be indestructible. We’ll explore whether gold can be destroyed by fires or chemical substances.

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Are Your Old Solar Panels Worth Anything?

If you have any old solar panels, you might be asking: Are my old solar panels worth anything? We’ll break down whether it is worth recycling them.

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palladium periodic table

How To Find Palladium Scrap

Palladium is an incredibly valuable precious metal. We’ll show you how to find palladium scrap to recycle.

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cadmium silver

The Benefits of Recycling Silver-Cadmium Contacts

Silver cadmium is a valuable form of silver scrap. We’ll explain what silver cadmium contacts are, where they can be sourced, and their potential payout.

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