Precious Metals Blog

Category: Precious Metal Refining

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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oldsolarpanels

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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