The procedure of refining gold can quite simply be defined as a combination of science and art. The definition may be simple but the process is far from that. A fine attention to detail and a keen knowledge of the entire process all add to the successful refining of gold through fire assaying.

Fire assaying is the oldest but is still considered to be the most reliable method of determining the content of gold and silver in rock or concentrate samples. This method is still the industry standard. The reason why it is called ''fire'' assay is simply because it involves smelting the sample which has been mixed with lead oxide.

Vancouver Gold is a full service refiner for GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM, and PALLADIUM. We specialize in refining for the jewelry industry, processing everything from scrap to polishing sweeps.

From the smallest karated scrap lot to the largest, our advanced technology provides our customers the maximum in returns with the most competitive rates.  We offer prompt service and numerous settlement options including check, wire transfer, fine gold and coins.  Casting grains, wire and solder are also available in gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

  • Karated Scrap
  • Dental Scrap
  • Stone Removal
  • Bench Sweeps
  • Crucibles & Slags
  • Scrap Silver
  • Polishings
  • Filings & Grindings

Our special combination of technology, prompt service and settlement options has made many of our customers refer to us as the "Refiner of Choice."

When it comes to buying, selling, recycling and refining precious metals, Vancouver Gold is fast becoming Canada's trusted authority. Vancouver Gold is leading the way by providing a solid tradition of ethical practices, information and education as well as unparalleled service to each and every customer and client.

Vancouver Gold is a locally owned and operated business, dedicated to the highest level of integrity and client satisfaction. The payout rates for gold, silver and platinum items are among the highest in the industry.

Note: By municipal law, a holding period applies prior to refining.