Fire Assay

LAARMANN fire assay equipment and rotary sample divider

Development of Fire Assay completed

Laarmann has finished the project Fire Assay with success

The most elaborately accurate, but totally destructive, precious metal assay is fire-assay. (It may also be called by the critical cupellation step that separates precious metal from lead.) If performed on bullion (high purity precious metal alloy) to international standards, the method can be accurate on gold metal to 1 part in 10,000. If performed on ore materials using fusion followed by cupellation separation, detection may be in parts per billion.