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Refining Gold: How Does a Gold Refinery Work?

Gold Refining | PMT Refinery, Queensland, Australia

Gold is processed into it’s purest form through smelting and refining. High heat, pressure and chemicals are used to remove impurities from the gold. A gold refinery receives the raw material (rock, gold nuggets, scrap gold etc) and re-liquefies the metal in a hot furnace, then adds various chemicals to the molten substance to separate…