Tailored solutions for diverse needs

With our focus on the full precious metals value chain and our world-class smelting, refining and value-added beneficiation of precious metals, we are able to offer a diverse range of tailored solutions when it comes to both services and products. This enables us to effectively meet the diverse needs of our customers.

At Rand Refinery, we continually invest in improving our technology - enhancing the capabilities of our processes and refining our service delivery and products.



The Rand Refinery smelting complex has the ability to process a multi-range of low-grade precious-bearing waste materials, including by-products from the mining industry, electronic waste, carbon fines and sludge. We are able to cater for customers worldwide and currently source materials from Africa, North and Central America, Australia and the Far East.

A base metal treatment plant enables the smelter to process copper-gold bearing materials, and includes a facility to produce a barren lead product. The smelter is also certified by South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator to accept and treat materials with low radioactive levels.


Intent on providing a same day refining service, we have refined the art of refinement for over nine decades. Rand Refinery uses the Miller Chlorination Process to upgrade gold bullion to at least 99.5% pure gold, the minimum global standard. To achieve 99.99% purity for gold and silver, we use the once-through Wohlwill electrolytic refining process. With the introduction of wet chemical processes, Rand Refinery has the capability to process a variety of complex and diverse feedstock materials into our refinery.


Globally accredited by metal exchanges and with ISO 9001, 14001 and 18000 certifications, Rand Refinery is also the only LBMA referee in the Southern Hemisphere. With over 90 years of evaluation expertise, we offer prompt and accurate sampling and analysis of the material we receive for both refining and smelting.

Operating sampling and assaying facilities out of Germiston and Singapore, Rand Refinery is well positioned to accept materials from across the globe.

We assay samples to the highest level of accuracy, evaluating a deposit on arrival and departure as well as monitoring deposits at every stage. As with our refining service, we are able to offer same day valuations for depositing clients. Analytical services are also provided to the jewellery industry.

Vault and Logistics

With an extensive global network, Rand Refinery offers world-class state-of-the-art logistics services for the transport of precious metals via land, air and sea.

Our experience in Africa has given us in-depth insight into maximising security and we use only the most sophisticated means, including a state-of-the-art Civil Aviation Authority approved helicopter landing facility, 24/7 surveillance of cargo and an accredited security provider.

Our highly secure vault at OR Tambo International Airport is an integral part of our logistics chain, ensuring efficient and speedy processing of deliveries from our depositing customers and to our global end-product customers.

Value-added Products

We are equally focused on continually refining our fabrication process, turning our internationally desired refined gold and silver into innovative value-added products that truly represent pure refinement.

Vp Value-added Products
Cast Bars
Cast Bars
Minted Bars Coins Semi-fabricated jewellery
(gold and silver)
400 troy ounce (LBMA)

100 troy ounce (Comex)


500 gram

100 gram

1000 troy ounce (LBMA)


500 gram

100 gram

100 gram

50 gram

20 gram

10 gram

8 gram

5 gram

2.5 gram

1 oz

1/2 oz

1/4 oz

1/10 oz

Coin blanks

Minted coins





Bangle washers

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