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Have you ever wondered how your gold items are processed to recover the precious metals? Well, here we will show you. The process is called smelting and assaying.
Smelting is a form of extractive metallurgy. Heat and chemicals are used to extract specific metals from the form they are presently in. Smelting is where we melt the precious metal objects and separate the gold, silver, and platinum.
Assaying is the process to determine the purity and amount of precious metal in an object and thereby determine its value.