Fire assay expertise for consistent accuracy

Fire assay, a two thousand year old technique, continuously proves to be the most precise analysis method in the industry. Because of its complexity, many labs rely on wet, instrumental and gravimetric as their primary methods to analyze samples. But our highly-trained scientists and chemists have mastered fire assay. We use the technique on every sample that comes through our lab—validating and confirming our results with many other methods to identify the true value of your return.

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Our state-of-
the-art lab advantages:

  • Unlike most commercial and industrial labs, our main focus is precious metals analysis on secondary materials
  • From spent catalysts to electronics to plating solutions, we learn from every sample and tailor our analytical methods specifically to your material
  • Our highly-skilled and experienced chemists and scientists have over 100 years of combined experience
  • We perform meticulous sub-sampling on every powder sample to ensure our final assay sample is completely representative of your material
  • We use the latest, top-of-the-line instrumentation including Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), Atomic Absorption and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

We leave no 
room for error

Every person, instrument or piece of equipment that touches your sample can affect the accuracy of its results. We have extensive checks and balances in place to ensure the consistency and reliability of our process. We run a quality control sample alongside every customer sample and if the end results differ, we start over again.

Our top-of-the-line instruments and equipment are calibrated and verified daily. Our scales, that measure to a millionth of a gram, are checked by a third party. And our logs are meticulously kept. All to make sure we deliver the most precise, accurate and reproducible results, every time.

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Know what matters

Learn more about precious metal refining and how to get the highest possible return.

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Free in-plant evaluation

Our experts will identify ways to maximize precious metal recovery in your operations.

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