For more than a century, The Perth Mint Refinery has provided timely refining advice and service to the Australian gold mining industry and dealers in secondary precious metal.
The Perth Mint Refinery refines gold and silver sourced from the Oceania Region. Refinery throughput is expected typically between 300 tonnes and 400 tonnes per annum. Refining capacities are well in excess of this.
The Perth Mint Refinery uses three refining processes: chlorination electrolytic, electrolytic gold refining and electrolytic silver refining. The combination of these three refining processes ensure the most cost effective treatment of gold and silver from mines, industrial scrap, jewellers' lemels as well as other types of high and low grade material.
Attention to maintaining these exacting technical standards has resulted in The Perth Mint Refinery's services being recognised and accepted throughout the world. The Refinery has provided technical consultancy services to a number of other countries to assist them with the design and development of refining facilities.
The Perth Mint Refinery is an accredited refiner, weight master and assayer with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), the New York Commodity Exchange (COMEX), the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGEI) and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). This status was achieved only after rigorous scrutiny of standards and procedures and the successful completion of searching practical testing.
The Perth Mint Refinery has maintained a reputation for the highest standards of reliability, accuracy and integrity. The Perth Mint bar mark provides assurance to purchasers anywhere in the world of the stated weight, purity and integrity of the product.