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Can gold-fill scrap be recycled?


#1

Hi,

forgive me for asking again, but I did not see a response? Is it
possible to recycle scrap gold-fill wire/chain or vermeil? Is there a
company in the US who will do this?

thanks!
peggy


#2

Goldfilled material is recyclable, but you should have quite abit to
make it worthwhile. Most major refiners will accept GF scrap. Back
when gold market was in the $800 range I sent an aprox. 50 lb box of
wornout gf watchbands to a refiner and received over $800 for it. But
nowadays theres hardly any watchbands made in gf. Almost everything
is plated so 50 lbs of them now probably wouldnt do very well now,
and, the market isn’t as high either.

Ed in Kokomo


#3

Peggy - I’ve sent gold fill scrap to Rio - give them a call to find
out the details (800-545-6566).

Meredith


#4

By it self it takes a bucket full for the cost. But if you send it
with other scrap say 5 oz. most recyclers will take what fill you
have.

Don in Idaho


#5

Peggy,

I would try calling a few of them up. I think Hauser and Miller
might. They scrap bi-metal and would do your vermeil. I don’t think
your gold fill wire has a chance because it’s base metal, although I
could be wrong.

If you do find somebody, post it on Orchid!

I’m sure many of us could benefit from the I would also
look at United Precious Metals. They advertise on Ganoksin.

-k

Karen Christians
M E T A L W E R X
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
http://www.metalwerx.com/
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio


#6

Hi peggy

forgive me for asking again, but I did not see a response? Is it
possible to recycle scrap gold-fill wire/chain or vermeil? Is there
a company in the US who will do this? 

I looked at the website for hoover and strong hooverandstrong.com
and under the link for instructions on how to collect your scraps, it
mentions gold filled. I’m assuming this means that they will accept
it. You could always give them a call.

Good Luck
Kim Starbard
Cove Beads


#7

Thanks for all the responses, I’ll try phoning around.

Meredith, I had tried phoning Rio and they said they did not take
gold-fill. They do, however, assay the silver scrap, I guess one
could send it all in together?

thx,
peggy
www.peggyli.com


#8

Peggy,

I had tried phoning Rio and they said they did not take gold-fill.
They do, however, assay the silver scrap, I guess one could send it
all in together? 

I would definitely try Rio again. I just send them a whole bunch of
it in January. Unless they changed their rules in the last couple of
months but with the price of gold being what it is maybe you should
try again. Now for Vermeil, I add that to the Sterling scrap, not the
Gold Filled.

Regards,
Vera Battemarco


#9

Hagstoz in Philadelphia recycles gold-fill scrap.

Janet Kofoed


#10

All,

I had tried phoning Rio and they said they did not take gold-fill.
They do, however, assay the silver scrap, I guess one could send it
all in together? 

My apologies for the bad info, Rio DOES take gold fill scrap as well
as other precious metals. Please call for details.

Thackeray Taylor
Rio Grande Technical Sales and Support
800-545-6566


#11
My apologies for the bad info, Rio DOES take gold fill scrap as
well as other precious metals. Please call for details 

What is the minimum amount of scrap that will be accepted?


#12

G&S Metals and Refiners also will refine your yellow gold filled http://www.gsgold.com/gold-scrap-refining Please visit our web site for additional information or call us at 800-852-3860.


#13

Our minimum for gold filled and silver filled refining is 250 dwt. and takes about 2-3 days for settlement.

http://www.gsgold.com/refining-fees


#14

I agree with the view that it can be recycled, but you will need an awful lot to make it worthwhile.