How can you test if gold is pure? Some methods are more destructive than others.

May 14, 2023

As recent revelations about the Perth Mint have shown, gold buyers and sellers take purity very seriously. Questions have been raised over impurities found in some A$9 billion worth of gold sold to the Shanghai Gold Exchange. While the gold reportedly met the industry standard…Read More

Eureka! After California’s Heavy Rains, Gold Seekers Are Giddy.

April 22, 2023

The mother lode of winter storms has sent water blasting through rock crevices and rivers in the Sierra Nevada, leading to more glittering discoveries by prospectors. PLACERVILLE,Cali.-Albert Fausel spends his days at the family hardware store sorting through boxes of bolts and pacing the old,…Read More

British Refiner Says It Can Track Gold From Mine to Jewelry.

April 13, 2023

The Ity Mine in western Ivory Coast in 2019. It is one of two large-scale gold mines in Africa that have signed up for the Single Mine Origin program. Tracing the path that gold takes from mine to market is notoriously difficult. Charlie and Dan…Read More