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Advanced technology ensures fast and accurate results

With the best equipped precious metals assay laboratory in the southern hemisphere, our team is trusted to deliver results for the world’s largest precious metals producers.

Analytical services

The Perth Mint refinery hosts a London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) accredited laboratory, with the highest standard of bullion analysis accuracy, reliability and integrity.

Our team of highly trained chemists and technicians pride themselves on delivering fast, flexible and responsive service while providing consistent, reliable and accurate results.

We use state-of-the-art equipment including high performance simultaneous Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) and spark optical emission (OES) spectrometers as well as wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescent (XRF) spectrometers.

Our services

Our team offers the following services:

  • Bullion assaying
  • ICP base metal scans on doré (instrumental analysis) 
  • High purity precious metals
  • Concentrates and slag analysis
  • Onsite consultation to assist in technique development and troubleshooting solutions.
  • UMPIRE or independent Mine Check Analysis for other refiners and international precious metals producers throughout the world.

Assay services provided by The Perth Mint refinery.

Immersion dip sampling and assay

Watch the video below and learn about the metal testing carried out by our highly skilled technicians.

Advanced lab technology

Our large, modern lab facilities ensure we can maximise turnaround times for clients, Find out more in the video below. 

Fee schedule

Our fee schedule represents the standard charges for the analyses most frequently requested. However, we are not limited to this list, so please contact us as special rates may be negotiated for samples in large numbers or on regular consignment.

Fire assay of bullion

Category
Mine check assays
Umpire analysis
Category
Gold and silver
Mine check assays
AUD 180
Umpire analysis
AUD 250
Category
Gold only
Mine check assays
AUD 150
Umpire analysis
AUD 180
Category
Silver only
Mine check assays
AUD 150
Umpire analysis
AUD 180
Category
Sweep Material
Mine check assays
N/A
Umpire analysis
AUD 500
Instrumental Analysis
Cost
Instrumental Analysis
ICP Base Metal Scan
Cost
AUD 150
Instrumental Analysis
High Purity Gold (99.99%)
Cost
AUD 250
Instrumental Analysis
Fine Silver (99.9%)
Cost
AUD 250
Instrumental Analysis
High Purity Platinum (99.95%)
Cost
AUD 250
Instrumental Analysis
Platinum (Lemel & Doré)
Cost
AUD 200
Instrumental Analysis
Palladium (Lemel & Doré)
Cost
AUD 200
Instrumental Analysis
Platinum & Palladium (Lemel & Doré)
Cost
AUD 250

Why choose The Perth Mint

We’ve been refining gold for more than 120 years

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Renowned for creating and serving global markets
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Trusted

Transparent across our diverse business operations

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Innovative

At the forefront of refinery process technology

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Dedicated to ethically sourced precious metals