Triple Core Analysis Process
During the firing process, we continually blend your materials to ensure precious metals are equally distributed throughout the crucible. The heated metals are then poured into a mold to create a thoroughly homogenized ingot of precious metals.
Unlike other refiners, we extract three cores from your ingot to obtain the assay sample – providing the most accurate representation of your scrap's true composition. This Triple Core sample is then mixed again before being analyzed by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP- AES). The ICP-AES heats your sample to 10,000K - nearly twice the surface temperature of the sun - to identify your metals at the atomic level.