Get Wired! How to Unravel Big Dollars from Wires Made of Gold, Platinum and other Precious Metals

If you’re emptying an old factory that produced products that contained metals, chances are good that you will discover wire that contains precious metals. You might find coils of it in storage areas. You might find little rolls of it hiding in drawers. Unless the previous owners labeled their supplies carefully or the wire is still in its original packaging, you have very little way of knowing what kind of wire you have. Because you can’t tell with the naked eye, you should call us at 800-426-2344 and send us some samples for testing.

In today’s post, let’s quickly review what you might have on hand, based on the kind of manufacturing facility that you’re searching through.

Jewelry Manufacturing

  • Gold, silver and platinum wires used in jewelry production or repair

Appliance Manufacturing

Platinum thermocouple wire scrap sent in by customers. Thermocouple Wire is a very profitable type of scrap Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners can recycle for your company.

Platinum thermocouple wire scrap sent in by customers. Thermocouple Wire is a very profitable type of scrap Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners can recycle for your company.

  • Platinum, silver, and other metals found in thermocouple wires
  • Silver found in welding rods and wire

Metal Fabrication and Welding

  • Silver in welding and brazing rods and wire

Electronics Manufacturing

  • Gold wires used in the manufacturing of circuit boards (you should look for thin gold films too)

Testing Labs

  • Platinum wire used for probes (vessel stands made of wire are common too)

Dental Labs

  • Gold wire used to manufacture bridges and other dental devices

Silverware Manufacturing

Power Utilities

  • Platinum wire, platinum-plated copper and other wires used in probes
  • Platinum in thermocouples used to monitor and control temperatures remotely

Automotive Service Centers

  • Silver in brazing and welding rods

Medical Device Manufacturing

  • Platinum and platinum-alloy wires used in the manufacturing of pacemakers and other devices

Ceramics Manufacturing

  • Platinum, cadmium and other metals found in thermocouples used to remotely monitor and control the temperatures in kilns and other production equipment

Not Sure What You Have? Call Us to Find Out

Evan a small quantity of wire can be worth a lot of money. If you are not sure what you have, give us a call at 800-426-2344. One call to one of our precious metals experts can answer your questions.

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