Chemical Refining

economical, efficient and
environmentally responsible

There are numerous types of precious metal bearing scrap being generated in a variety of industries that G & R services.  If your material contains precious metals, we will work to find the most economical, efficient and environmentally responsible means to provide you with the maximum value for your metals. There are a variety of ways of refining precious metals from scrap or mix.

Glines & Rhodes excels in all of the various ways but particularly in Chemical Refining. Chemical refining involves the use of different types of acids and other chemicals to strip the gold, silver, platinum, etc. from the scrap particularly from plated material, such as plastics or stainless.

Chemical Digestion

Acid digestion can be used where high temperature elements may be cladded or alloyed together. For example, platinum cladded molybdenum or tantalum. Acid digestion can also be used to chemically separate elements such as silver away from stainless steel. Glines & Rhodes also utilizes this process to remove diamonds from jewelry.

Surface Reclaim

For surfaces exposed to or layered with precious metals Glines & Rhodes utilizes various chemicals to recover value for our customers. Common material types are:

  • Shield Kits & Chamber Components
  • Foils & Chamber Sweeps
  • Gold Coated Parts


We have been in the precious metal reclamation industry much longer than any of our competitors and bring our clients an unsurpassed combination of financial stability, integrity, and refining know-how. Our goal is to be the one-stop-shop refiner for all your precious metal scrap whether large or small, while still offering highly competitive rates and the best customer service.

We realize that time is money for our customers and we that’s why we make sure to provide the fastest turnarounds possible, flexible settlement choices, and options for market hedging & monetary advancements.