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How To Recycle Your Gold Alloy

We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s gold alloy – in fact, you’ll be paid within 7 business days from when we receive your gold alloy scrap. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining gold alloy scrap:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within 4 to 6 business days from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  You will be paid 7 business days from date of receipt.
Form of Payment:   Company check, bank wire transfer or the return of bullion.
Metal Pricing:  We price your metals using the New York and London markets.
Pool Account:  If you prefer to leave your metals unpriced, you may open a pool account at no additional cost.

What Kind of Gold Alloy Can I Recycle?

You can send us the following gold alloy scrap to be refined and recycled:

  • Gold sputter/sputtering targets
  • Bench sweeps containing Gold and other precious metals
  • Polishing dust/sweeps containing Gold and other precious metals
  • Grindings from dental laboratories or jewelers
  • Gold solder
  • Gold leaf, gilding, film, etc.

See the other forms of gold Specialty Metals accepts here.

Photo of gold plated scrap, gold leaf and other gold alloy our customers have shipped to Specialty Metals for recycling and refining.

Refining Rates and Fees for Gold Alloy

Gold Content:
25% to 99.99%

Payable Metals:
Gold: 98%

Treatment Fee:
$0.50 per troy ounce, net weight received

Assay Fee:
$100.00

Processing Fee:
$150.00