What are Precious Metals?

Sep 01 2021

At Garfield Refining, we’re in the business of buying and selling precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. But what, exactly, is a precious metal? It’s a good question. And the answer isn’t as Read Full Post

Platinum is a silvery-white metal that’s the rarest of all the popular precious metals. Like gold, silver, and palladium, platinum has a wide range of uses.

3 Fun Facts about Platinum

Jul 13 2021

Platinum is a silvery-white metal that’s the rarest of all the popular precious metals. Like gold, silver, and palladium, platinum has a wide range of uses. For instance, you probably know platinum is used for Read Full Post

Silver has many unique properties that make it interesting.

3 Fun Facts about Silver

Jun 15 2021

Compared to gold, silver is a precious metal that doesn’t get as much attention. However, silver has many unique properties that make it interesting. Like gold, the silver price has also been rising over the Read Full Post

You probably know what gold, silver, and platinum are but you may be surprised to learn is that they’re not nearly as valuable. Here are three fun facts about palladium.

3 Fun Facts about Palladium

May 12 2021

The price of palladium has soared in recent years, pushing above a record-high of $3,000 per ounce in May. But what is palladium? You probably know what gold, silver, and platinum are. But you may Read Full Post

How did the Word ‘Gold’ get its Name?

May 04 2021

We’re precious metal experts at Garfield Refining, but we’re also word nerds. That’s why we got curious about the origin of the word “gold.” How did gold get its name? “Gold” derives from the Proto-Germanic Read Full Post

Why do we Value Gold so Much?

Apr 21 2021

Today, well into the 21st century, gold remains a popular investment. So, why is gold valuable, which is just one of the 118 elements on the Periodic Table? Why not choose another metal? It turns Read Full Post

3 Fun Facts about Gold

Apr 12 2021

Gold was one of the first metals to attract attention in human history – and for a good reason. Gold is visually pleasing, malleable, and easy to work with. There are examples of elaborate gold Read Full Post

History of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

Sep 29 2014

After taking a look at the stories behind America’s iconic Buffalo Gold Coin we’re now turning our attention to Canada’s Gold Maple Leaf! The Gold Maple Leaf If author Ian Fleming had made his character Auric Goldfinger Read Full Post