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The process

As reliable partners in your refining journey, we'll guide you through a seamless process – from delivery of metal to our refinery through to payment.

From your mine to our refinery

Follow these steps for a seamless journey to payment.

Step 1: Understanding refining

As a new producer, we will help you understand the refinery landscape by guiding you through the onboarding and new account application process. This can be done over the phone or at the refinery where we can demonstrate how we process and refine gold doré.

Step 2: Competitive proposal

Once we understand your specific business and project needs, we will put a competitive proposal together for your review. This will be based on volumes, mine location, frequency of deliveries, anticipated assay and payment requirements.

Step 3: Secure shipping

Once you’re ready, your metal doré will be shipped to The Perth Mint Refinery with an approved security transport provider.

Step 4: Determining purity

The precious metals are melted to obtain a truly representative sample, and then undergo a dual stream fire assay analysis to ensure we determine its purity to an accuracy that exceeds the Australian standard.

Step 5: Payment

We will process your metal for quick and timely payment. Payment is based on the final troy ounces of gold and silver determined in your metal and the current spot price.

Dedicated experts

As a trusted partner in the mining industry for 125 years, we have a strong understanding of producer needs.

Our skilled and diverse team offer invaluable knowledge and experience of the entire precious metals process – from mine to market.

Our experts range from highly trained chemical engineers, metallurgists and technicians to a dedicated support team who ensure you receive the highest quality service from start to finish.

dedicated experts