FAQs

  1. What type of dental scraps do you accept for refining?

    We refine any dental scraps such as Crowns, Bridges, Grindings, Sweepings, Vacuum filters, Carpets, etc.

  2. Do you accept amalgams?

    Unfortunately, No.

  3. Do you accept other metal scraps such as Jewerly?

    It depends on your scraps. Please call us toll free at 888-265-8843 or email: dental@asahirefining.com

  4. What is the minimum amount of scraps you accept?

    At lease 2 toz of scraps is recommneded.

  5. What fees do I pay for refining?

    We will charge 1) Assay and Treatment charge of $80 per lot. 2) Refining charge for each metal of $25 per toz for Gold, $35 for Palladium and Platinum and $3.50 for Silver. We caluculate your metal value by 97% of London Bullion Market Price.

  6. How do you assay metal scraps?

    Our assay procedure (wet method) is not the same as the (dry method) other refineries use. Using the wet method, all the scraps are dissolved in acids, such as Hydrochloric acid and Nitric acid, then assayed and refined. It takes more time than the dry method.However, the wet method is more accurate than the dry method, because any samples from any point of dissolved metal shows the same assay results. On the other hand, the assaying by dry method is a little bit fluctuated and sometimes not as accurate.”

  7. How long does it take to make a payment?

    It usually takes 4 weeks to complete assaying, then we arrange payment by check or wire transfer.

  8. What is your advantages compared to other refineries?

    Asahi has over 200 years of refining experience. We use the latest assaying technolgy and our refining cost is less than others because we produce the final products such as gold and silver ingots and bars. Some refineries incinerate metal scraps and sell them to other refineries who produce the final products.