Assay office upgrades facilities
Diamonds.net reports that Birmingham Assay Office Upgrades Melting Service. The UK's busiest Assay office has upgraded its precious metals melting facilities.
The laboratory at the U.K.'s Birmingham Assay Office has upgraded its precious metals melting facilities with new induction furnaces to enable the lab to provide faster and more efficient precious metals melting services. The improved service provides melting and assaying of scrap containing gold, silver, platinum and palladium, according to the organization.
The Birmingham Assay Office uses dip sampling from the core of the molten metal, which provides highly accurate results. Remaining dip samples, together with any residues, are returned to the customer. A same-day melt and assay service is available by arrangement. http://www.diamonds.net/news/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=26631