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Understanding the Gold Melting and Assaying Process: A Beginner’s Guide

Understanding the Gold Melting and Assaying Process: A Beginner’s Guide Gold has been valued for centuries and has played a significant role in world history, literature, and technology. When gold is first mined, it contains impurities such as silver, copper, and iron. The gold melting and assaying process involves removing these impurities to produce pure gold. This process involves heating …

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Underground gold mine with rail and old mining cart.

Understanding Gold Melt Loss: Everything You Need to Know

Melt loss is defined as any weight discrepancy between the scrap gold when it is initially weighed, and the final weight of the bar after the gold is melted. In simpler terms, it is the weight of the material that is lost during the melting process.

Red-hot melted gold being poured from a crucible into a mold

Gold 2023 Outlook and Review

2022 started quietly and on a soft note for precious metals. Market participants were primarily focused on multi-decade-high inflation rates. The war in Ukraine had not yet occurred and initial movements towards that eventuality were perceived by many to be a saber-rattling exercise. January was the quiet before the storm. Gold opened the year at $1,828.

Cast gold bar of 100g produced by the PAMP Suisse refinery
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