Sampling & Assaying Primer
Advice to help you get the best return
(Originally published October 2022)
Whether it consists of hard scrap, bench sweeps, floor sweeps, polishing dust, sludge and solutions, or any combination of the above, your refining lot is more than just an assortment of precious-metal leftovers; it’s money. How much money depends on a variety of factors—from the tracking and capturing of metals to the final preparation and shipment—but the final determination relies on the sampling and assaying of your lot.