Selling your dental scrap to Cora Refining is definitely a smart and lucrative move. If you’re new to dental refinery, or you have never refined with us, how do you know that you’ll be getting your highest return? Sure, we’ve got the clientele word of mouth to back up our reputation, but it’s perfectly understandable that you’ll want to know a little about what you might get back before shipping us your scrap for a quote. But what can you do to find out? In the refinery process it’s always a good idea to weigh your scraps before sending it in.


Why Weigh?

Before coming to Cora Refinery, we’ve heard horror stories from companies that were not given their absolute highest return. The saddest part about that is, they didn’t even know they were getting gypped. We’ve had clients tell us how they’ve shopped around the refinery market for years and gotten various results for what they thought were the same amounts of precious metals. It’s probable that the lab didn’t weigh their metals accurately. Weighing your dental scrap is a vital step in the refinery process. Getting the correct weight and recording it precisely is a smart way of protecting your return.


Ways To Weigh

Weighing out your precious metals is for your protection. It also gives you an idea of your metal’s base value, and your return. It may not be the exact figure you’ll receive, but it will you give you a great reference before you start the shipping process.


1. Get a scale:
A jeweler’s scale will provide the most accurate weight of your precious metal and they are usually sold online for less than $50. If you can’t find one, a food scale will do.

2. Measurements – Troy ounces and Pennyweights:
Refiners generally use troy ounces or pennyweights (dwts). It is the preferred system for precious metals. It’s important to know that 1 troy ounce does not equal the 1 ounce on your kitchen scale. (1 troy ounce = 0.91 ounces). And just to add to the confusion, 1 troy oz = 20 dwts. It’s important to know what system your refiner uses so that you are using the same units. If you don’t use the same system, you may need to do some conversions when you go over your results. The results from Cora will be in troy ounces.

3. Visit the Jeweler:
If you are unable to get your own scale, you can bring your precious metal to your local jeweler, and they will be able to use their scales to help you out.

4. Weigh in groups:
Whenever possible, weigh your precious metals in groups according to their particular karat.


At Cora Refining, we take the utmost pride in delivering your highest and most accurate return, based on the most accurate weight of your dental scrap. Be sure to contact us with any questions you may have!


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