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including silver, platinum, and palladium)
Use a bench bad, save all filings
and trimmings from stone setting, seat cutting etc. Keep high
grade materials separate from low grade items such as buffings, floor
sweeps etc. Never mix your high grade materials with your low
grade materials, regardless with what your "refiner" may recommend.
Use your bench pad to collect
finishing wheel debris, keep separate from cleaner filings.
Buy a small vacuum cleaner for use
only within your precious metal production areas to collect lower grade
materials. Place filter bags in with you sweeps. These bags may
contain considerable amounts of metal.
After removing high grade materials,
vacuum you area daily to help reduce airborne contaminates and capture
that otherwise lost precious metal.
Segregate gold by karatage. By
so doing, you give yourself the option of re-melting on-site rather
then sending your goods out for recovery.
Save any materials that have come in
contact with precious metals.
Save sink sludges and quench tank
residues. Let the liquid settle, decant, and retain sludges for
you floor sweepings drum. This process works well with sonic
all filters including those
from air conditioning units. Filters do a very good job of
trapping fine particulate generated during the manufacturing
process. Consider also installing sink traps for both
sludge and diamonds.