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Express Gold Refining specializes in precious metal refining covering a wide array of material including metallic pieces, filings, grindings, bench sweeps, polishing dust, floor sweeps, sink sludge, and solutions in silver, gold, platinum, and palladium.

We have perfected the process to provide you with the quickest, most accurate and flexible turn-around in the market. Many companies might be able to refine your precious metals, but Express Gold Refining is the only company that can handle any quantity with no minimum charges and provide you with the most flexible settlement options IMMEDIATELY.

Your partners at EGR have simplified the way refining should be done. Our strongest principle is that we want you to be comfortable with your final result; therefore, we provide you with a complete witness program from start to finish. If you like, you may observe all or part of the process from inspection, melt, assay and finally your settlement. For those who are out of town, they may view their melt over the internet using our e-fine program.

Returns and Settlement Times

At Express Gold Refining we promised to keep policies simple, transparent and straightforward. All material require assay and will be charged at $25 (plus HST) for every separate lot.


The following materials can be settled for you immediately while you wait except for sweeps and solutions

Karat Gold – Return 99% – 97%

Charges can be customized to your need based on the quantity of each lot and total yearly volume of material.  Pricing also differs from dealers or private.

  • Scrap Jewellery
  • Melted Bars
  • Coins
  • Castings gates & sprues

Diamond and Stone Recovery

We will recover your stones and diamonds from gold, silver and platinum jewellery without destruction.  We also offer a sorting service for your stones.  Finally, we can purchase your diamonds.  Please visit our diamonds section for details.

Jewelers Bench Material – 96%

  • Bench cuttings & Scrap
  • Filings
  • Grindings

Low-Grade dust – 93% Return on gold and 85% Return on other metals

This type of material requires burning which is done on site.  There is a minimum 72-hour turnaround.  Incoming weight will be charged at $10/Kg  + HST.  We assay for gold, silver, platinum and palladium ($25/element).

  • Floor Sweeps
  • Filters
  • Polishing Dust
  • Sink sludge

Platinum & Palladium (PGM’s) – 90% Return

  • Castings gates & sprues
  • Scrap Jewellery
  • Melted bars
  • Filings
  • Grindings
  • Bench cuttings & scrap

Silver Scrap 96% to 90% Return

Charges can be customized to your needs based on the quantity of each lot and total yearly volume of material.  Pricing also differs from dealers or private.

  • Scrap Jewellery
  • Melted Bars
  • Silverware – Spoons, Forks, Knives, Trays, Candle Holders
  • Canadian Silver Coins (we have official permit from government to melt)
  • Bench cuttings & scrap
  • Filings
  • Grindings
  • castings gates & sprues

Dental – Gold, Palladium, and Platinum  93% to 85% Return

  • Bridges, Caps
  • Grinding
  • Fillings
  • Casting gates, sprues

E-Waste, Watch batteries, Silver/Gold Plated

Please contact us directly for specific questions on this type of material

Other Material

Please contact EGR for information any other material that you may require as we offer a vast array of different refining options