For about 15 years I have been collecting and refining the lemel or
gold silver and platinum dust collected from making and setting
jewellery. The annual yeild has steadily increased over this time as
has the ratio of platinum to gold. The first years platinum made up
about 15%, fine gold about 60% and silver about 25% with small or
trace amounts of paladium. More recent years platinum has increased
to almost half the total annual yeild. A few weeks ago I moved my
office to another building and had my carpet refined. I got back
633.1 grams of metal, not one single gram of it was platinum. I rang
the owner of the company who did the refining to query it and all he
said was that he did not find any platinum. I think the company
concerned is pretty honest and most likely made mistakes in the
Has anyone heard of a legal case where a jeweller has taken legal
action over poor refining results or any dispute relating to similar
matters. I can not accept that there was no platinum in my carpet.
Thank you for your input.