This blog is maintained by representatives of Arch Metal Refining, one of the nation’s leading precious metal refineries.  Located in the heart of Missouri, Arch incorporated in 1997 with the goal of providing recovery services for all scrap precious metal materials including gold, platinum, silver, palladium, rhodium, iridium and ruthenium.

The company specializes in the refining of silver, gold, and other precious metals from products used in the photo, medical, dental and jewelry industries, but also work with consumers on a regular basis to recover metals from old coins, flatware, jewelry, and other decorative pieces.  Chemical manufacturing and plating companies also rely on Arch, as it is one of the few precious metal refineries in the U.S. that offers recycling services for metal-containing chemical catalysts.

Due to the difficulty in refining and recycling scrap precious metals, finding the right precious metal refiner can be challenging.  Arch’s highly-skilled staff is honest, efficient and most have been with the company since its founding.  All refining, recovery and extraction processes are overseen by an expert metallurgist that has worked in the precious metal recovery and investment casting industries.

The primary goal of this blog is to provide people interested in using a precious metal refiner with answers to their most commonly asked questions.