The Top 3 Most Popular Gold Rush Ghost Towns

Oct 26 2021

The California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 captured Americans’ imagination and led to several boomtowns throughout the Western U.S. But just as quickly as some of these towns grew, they were abandoned and became ghost towns. Read Full Post

WHAT’S A PRECIOUS METALS ALLOY?

Oct 19 2021

If you own precious metals, they will rarely be in pure form. That’s because an overwhelming majority of precious metals scrap like jewelry, dental crowns, and luxury watches are comprised of precious metal alloys. An Read Full Post

Fort Knox now houses 147.3 million ounces of gold bullion, according to the U.S. Mint. That’s about half of the U.S. Treasury’s stored gold.

Does Fort Knox Still Have Gold?

Oct 07 2021

When thinking of secure facilities, one name that constantly comes up in conversation is Fort Knox. And for a good reason. Fort Knox in Kentucky is where the United States government stores most of its Read Full Post

You may be interested to know that platinum is part of a group of precious metals known as the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). The PGMs are six metal elements that are chemically and anatomically similar.

What are Platinum Group Metals?

Sep 30 2021

Palladium has become a popular precious metal in recent years because of its price increase. It reached a record-high of $3,017 per troy ounce on May 4, 2021. You may be interested to know that Read Full Post

About 37% of the gold used in America in 2019 was in electronics, according to the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries for 2019. Aside from bullion and jewelry (50%), gold is utilized in electronics more than any other way.

The Uses of Gold in Electronics

Sep 23 2021

Everyone knows how much gold is used in jewelry. Many others know gold is commonly used in dental crowns and fillings. But did you know the most significant industrial use of gold is in electronics? Read Full Post

Silver has many unique properties that make it interesting.

Will the Silver Price Keep Going up?

Sep 15 2021

The gold price gets the most attention when it comes to precious metals. And recently, palladium has garnered much attention, too. But another precious metal to keep an eye on in 2021 and beyond is Read Full Post

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