Frequently Asked Questions 2020-02-05T22:52:23+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Working with Core Scientific

and its Benefits

Below you will find commonly asked questions that help highlight the many benefits of using a professional precious metals refinery like Core Scientific. With the most advanced metal refining technology and our state-of-the-art facilities, you can count on profiting from the highest yields.

I Work with Someone who Pays Me in Cash. Why Should I Change?

Without analyzing the material, a cash buyer can not make an accurate estimate of the value. Also, the cash buyer is a middleman. Your return increases when you work direct with a refiner. Simply put, there’s no telling how much profit your business is missing out on this way.

I Don’t Send Out Materials Very Often. Can We Still Work Together?

Yes! Different business partners have had very different ideas of how often is “often enough.” If you work with precious metal, we will compete for your business.

Do You Process Low-Grade?

Yes. We process many materials from different industries, including different forms of low-grade scrap. Low-grade often has low amounts of precious metal, but with a high enough volume, we will extract a substantial yield. We accept carpeting, dust and vacuum bags, polishing dust, gold filled, gold plated, and we pay rates just as competitive as for karat scrap.

Even the Carpet?

Yes! After a number of years, airborne dust settles on your carpet and will be pushed into it by foot traffic. Some workplaces lay down runner rugs for just this reason, to catch precious metals. Alternatively, when the carpet is being changed, or the business is moving / closing, the carpet in nearby and high traffic areas can be removed and sent straight in! Call our office for more information on shipping.

How Can We Get Started?

Call our office at 877-308-2388, or use our “contact” page to enter your contact information and request a shipping container. By text, email, phone, we’re ready to answer questions and guide you through our process.

Does your Company Pay for Shipping?

Yes we do. We pay to send out the collection container and provide a return shipping label. We can schedule the pickup too.

Dental Refinery:

Core Scientific helps educate dentists on how to maximize their returns on extracted crowns. Many dental offices still throw their extractions away or sell them to unscrupulous people that pay cash on the spot. When you send your crowns to Core Scientific, we do a full analysis on the material refined. What does this mean to you? Hundreds or in some cases thousands more!

An Industrial Refiner:

Have you considered… Filter bags, sweeps, carpeting? Low grade materials take up to 15 business days to process. Bullion – dry, directly meltable metallics, casting scrap, bars, flake, filings. Scrap from Dental offices. These materials are processed within 3-5 business days.

Diverse Techniques:

-X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy: A quick analysis of a material’s composition.
-Fire assay: The most suitable method for the determination of gold and silver and the standard for commercial transactions in the precious metals industry
-Classical wet chemistry: This method provides the most accurate results for complex materials
-ICP(Inductively Coupled Plasma)spectroscopy: A proven technique with greater speed,precision and sensitivity
In order to benchmark our laboratory, we participate in ASTM round robin tests every six months.

We Serve Many Different Industries, such as:
  • Jewelers / Jewelry repair
  • Dental offices
  • Film Labs
  • Dental Laboratories
  • Aerospace
  • Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Pawnshops / Gold buyers / Pawn brokers
  • Technology & Computers
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83% of customers strongly recommend our service to colleagues and friends, 90% of customers are satisfied with our service, over 85% are very likely to send in their material again based on the high return they received.”