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Why Do We Prefer XRF for Testing Gold?

Precious metals like gold can be subjected to X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis to discern their purity and composition. This technique involves directing X-rays at the gold and analyzing the resulting fluorescence to obtain a comprehensive understanding of its elemental makeup, as well as information on its purity and the other metals present in the alloy. XRF is highly regarded as a precise and dependable method for evaluating gold.


Our company employs the XRF Niton DXL to confirm the purity of the gold we receive. This machine, fabricated by Thermo Fischer, is quite expensive, with used models sometimes available online for around $20,000. If you choose to sell us your gold, we will subject it to XRF analysis at no cost to you and offer a fair and competitive price based on our findings. We believe it is worthwhile to invest in this costly technology because it enables us to accurately determine the karat of the gold and offer our customers more money, as there is less risk of error. Some other gold buyers may not use such advanced equipment and may instead rely on acid testing, which can only identify gold of certain karat values, potentially leading to lower payouts for customers.

There are numerous benefits to selling your gold to a company that uses XRF analysis. For one, it is an extremely accurate way to determine the gold’s value and ensure you receive a fair price for it. Additionally, XRF testing is relatively rapid and can often be done on the spot, so you don’t have to wait for your gold to be tested. It is also convenient to sell your gold to a company that performs the testing in-house, as you don’t have to go through the hassle of sending it to a separate testing facility. Furthermore, XRF testing is non-invasive, meaning it does not damage the gold in any way, which can be important if you are concerned about preserving the integrity of your gold.

In conclusion, XRF analysis is a reliable and convenient way for companies like ours to assess the value of gold items and offer fair prices to our customers. It is an extremely accurate method for testing gold, providing a thorough analysis of the gold’s composition, and it is relatively fast, often taking place on the spot. Additionally, XRF testing is non-invasive and does not damage the gold being tested, making it a good choice for those concerned about preserving the integrity of their gold. By using XRF analysis, we can confidently offer our customers competitive and fair prices for their gold.