Scrap gold prices Des Plaines, Chicago Illinois, United States. Precious Metal Refinery Services. Serving Precious Metals Generators and Exceeding Expectations for Over 30 Years. Mid-States Recycling and Refining specialize in accurate, verifiable, and transparent precious metal refinery services for customers throughout the United States. We provide the highest returns, work that meets or exceeds industry standards, and service delivered with integrity and accountability. Using today’s most advanced smelting, sampling and refining technology, performed by highly trained refining specialists and chemists with decades of industry experience, we offer the most comprehensive refining, assaying and in-house metal trading for all precious metals, including: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Iridium. We also provide diamond and gemstone recovery services for jewelers and pawnbrokers. At Mid-States Recycling and Refining, our commitment to integrity begins before we ever receive your precious metals and continues through our entire recycling, smelting, and brokering process, with built-in safeguards and other checks that eliminate mistakes and ensure integrity and accuracy. Contact us today, and we can provide insured FedEx pick up wherever you are within hours – you won’t have to leave your office. Or send your precious metals to us via registered mail. Our online Karat Kalculator – updated with current prices daily to determine the approximate value of your gold – and our Online Packing List makes shipping easy. In addition, we accept personal deliveries and drop-offs, and our open-door policy allows customers to monitor our precious metal refining processes from beginning to end. We pay fast – often within five business days after we receive a customer’s metals, and we offer advances on materials in the process. We start by weighing your precious metals on scales calibrated quarterly by outside certification specialists. The check-in process continues as we photograph and document your metal, and witness-signed verifications ensure accuracy throughout. Professionals in our melting department then verify the weight before melting the metal into a homogenous form that undergoes our rigorous corrected fire assay process to determine the purity of the sample. While we have the internal XRF (X-ray fluorescence) capabilities to tell customers the approximate value of their metals, only the exacting corrected fire assay process provides integrity, accuracy, and consistency to ensure you receive the most accurate payment for your scrap material.