We refine bench sweeps, buffing dirt, dead watch batteries, and more
For your raw materials — bench sweeps, buffing dirt, etc., we process and pay on the assay. Karat gold, silver and platinum scrap is processed and paid within 24 hours (occasionally same day).
SHR’s Refining of Bench Filings is as follows: Au is 98% Payable, Ag is 95% Payable, Minimum Treatment Charge is $100 for Au $50 for Ag. Bench Filings take approximately 1-2 weeks. We do our best to give your lots the highest priority when we receive them.
SHR’s Refining of Sweeps, Polishings & Buffings is as follows: Au 95% payable, Ag 95% payable, Minimum Treatment Charge is $200. Polishing dirt takes approximately 4 weeks.
SHR’s stone removal is paid at 98% of assay (aka Strip Lots/Acid Wash) and takes approximately 2 weeks. 100% of your stones are safely removed, cleaned and
returned to you. We will also bid for your diamonds should you wish to sell them. Treatment charge for stone removal is $1.50/ troy oz and $175 minimum.
Dead Watch Batteries are processed within 24 hours. We separate lithium and non-silver oxide batteries and safely dispose of them for you as well. SHR pays 1.5x silver spot. We also reimburse your flat rate shipping on lots containing 3 pounds or more.
Gold-filled jewelry is paid at 95% with 5-pound minimum required for this type of low-grade smelting. Treatment charge is $0.35/t.oz. Refining fee for after-melt Au is $5/t.oz, and after-melt Ag is $0.50/t.oz. Please allow 4-6 weeks for smelting completion and settlement.