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Metal Testing & Recovery Library

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Dollar Wise
Tips to improve your refining returns. By Tina Snyder

Heavy Metal
Tips for working with testing labs.

The Hunt Is On
Refiners share tips for hunting down and capturing precious metal waste. By Shawna Kulpa

Many Happy Returns
Tips to ensure the best refining experience.

A Mystery No More
A look into the assaying methods refiners use to determine the value of a lot. By Shawna Kulpa

Refining 101
In this MJSA Tech Video, technicians at Advanced Chemical Co. in Warwick, Rhode Island, walk viewers step-by-step through the process of refining a silver jewelry lot.

Refining Your Returns
When it comes to your shop, cleanliness is next to godliness. At least it should be when you’re dealing with high value materials because there’s nothing worse than learning that you’ve literally been throwing away thousands of dollars worth of material. Refiners offer their best advice to help you not only collect all of the high value waste in your shop but also choose a refiner that will help you get the best return on your materials. By Shawna Kulpa

Shedding Light
From witnesses to umpires: How refiners increase transparency and resolve differences. By Shawna Kulpa

Spent Solutions
Rhodium plating solutions contain dilute sulfuric and/or phosphoric acids. When the solutions are exhausted, you can treat and dispose of them using a simple process that neutralizes the acid and removes any remaining metals. By Mike Melvin, Stuller Inc.

When the Dust Settles
Tips for recovering precious metal particles. By Shawna Kulpa


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