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Refiners share tips for hunting down and capturing precious metal waste

By Shawna Kulpa

"Our industry has taught the rest of the world how to capture metal,” says Daniel Ballard, national sales manager of Precious Metals West/Fine Gold in Los Angeles. And he may be on to something.

After all, is there another industry that produces such valuable amounts of scrap, sweeps, and dust? If jewelry makers and designers can’t master the art of capturing metal waste, who can?