Gold Analysis, Gold Assay & Gold Karat Determination by Handheld XRF

Handheld XRF Analyzers of the next generation from Bruker analyze gold in a jiffy, and with greater precision and confidence than ever before. You can “read off” karats and percentage of gold in literally less than 3 seconds. A full analysis – completely nondestructive – takes less than 10 seconds to run and can be performed in real time during any sale or acquisition. In fact, you will not merely know whether this or that piece is below karat, but exactly by how much. Contact our experts on using XRF for gold analysis now – and get plenty of quick helpful free tips!


Gold Determination by Handheld XRF

Handheld XRF “guns” have become a key component of most gold processing facilities, whether gold recyclers, refiners, or mining operations.  Analysis of gold using handheld XRF is a uniquely fast, accurate technique to determine gold concentration in pins, bars, jewelry, coins, dental alloys, etc.  Gold concentration—or gold karat—can be determined in any solid metal sample with results very close to fire assay, in a fraction of the time (seconds, not hours).

Gold Analysis using handheld XRF provides some unique benefits to the gold refiner and recycler:

  • Highly accurate analysis of gold (Au) in all alloy samples
  • Analysis of Au concentration in coatings
  • 100% non-destructive analysis
  • Handheld, highly portable, allowing you to bring the analytical equipment to the warehouse, to check incoming material, to the lab, to the field to evaluate scrap gold for purchase, or anywhere else analysis may be required
  • Results in as little as 5 seconds
  • Standard-less analysis, accurate results right out of the box
  • Very easy to use after minimal training
  • Lab-quality analysis in a fully portable, easy-to-use system

The Bruker S1 TITAN quickly and accurately determines gold concentration in:

  • Gold Jewelry
  • Gold Bars
  • Gold Pins
  • Alloys with Gold Content
  • White, Rose & Yellow Gold
  • Gold Plating
  • Gold Nuggets
  • Gold Ore

Additionally, Bruker's S1 TITAN provides determination of all other alloying elements in a sample, including but not limited to:

  • Silver (Ag)
  • Platinum (Pt)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • All other Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)

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Bruker's S1 TITAN gold and precious metals analyzers are a robust, fast, nondestructive, and accurate way to determine gold purity and hallmark gold. Within seconds, the S1 TITAN determines gold karat, easily differentiating between 10 Kt, 14 Kt, 18 Kt, and 24 Kt gold, as well as anything in between.

A highly economical tool, each analysis costs pennies on the dollar as compared to the cost of fire assay. While not a total replacement for fire assay for most gold refiners, a handheld XRF analyzer can significantly increase speed and efficiency in a gold recycling or gold refining facility. In the industry, the S1 TURBO is widely used in the following contexts:

  • Test and sort incoming scrap
  • Analysis of pin samples for buying/selling negotiation
  • Used by umpires
  • Analysis of gold bars for determination of Au concentration, as well as spot-checking for inhomogeneity
  • Used by analytical laboratories, or by refiners and recyclers reduce cost associated with sending samples to outside laboratories

Why Handheld XRF?

For refiners, recyclers, and analytical assay labs alike, the price of gold in today’s market requires information that is delivered quickly, as well as high accuracy. Handheld XRF analyzers are a highly cost-effective, efficient, accurate and precise solution, and offer a number of unique benefits:

  • Measurement times ranging from 2 to 15 seconds
  • On-screen results with output available in multiple formats (%, Kt, etc.)
  • Complete alloy composition, simultaneous multi-element analysis
  • Light-weight, easy-to-use
  • Does not require a highly-skilled operator
  • Fully downloadable results for record-keeping, report-generating, trend analysis, etc.

Knowing exactly what your samples are worth brings peace of mind to both you and your customer. Having a simpler, quicker process for precious metals analysis is worth its’ weight in gold. Go ahead and Contact our expert sales assistants to find out how this helpful toy for gold professionals can serve your particular needs!