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.

gold jewelry

Gold-Filled Jewelry Explained: Gold-Filled Vs. Other Forms of Gold

Gold-filled jewelry is a layered gold product that is quickly gaining popularity. We’ll explain the difference between gold-filled and other gold types here.

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smelting

What Is Smelting?

Extracting metals from ores is complicated. Read on to find out what smelting is, how it works, and why it plays an important role in history.

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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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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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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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electrum coins

What Is Green Gold?

Green is one of its most unusual but eye-pleasing possible colors gold can take on. We’ll explain exactly what green gold is here.

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