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How Are Our Analytical Services Used for Precious Metal Analysis?

Published: 14th June 2021

In the third of a series of short videos from our Analytical Services department, the team gives you an insight into our state of the art facilities and explains how our cutting edge technology is used for the analysis of precious metals and alloys. Sheffield Assay Office is a UKAS accredited organisation with over 250 years' experience testing a wide range of metals and alloys.

Viewers are given a brief glimpse of our ICP-OES and ICP-MS equipment, which is calibrated to provide metallic contents from 100% to 0.00005% for most metal elements in the periodic table. 

Our laboratory provides the latest modern technologies to achieve full extraction of any metallic sample and we pride ourselves on being the only UK laboratory to offer bespoke turnaround from 24 ours to 10 days!

Watch the full video below and click here to find out more about Analytical Services at Sheffield Assay Office.


The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

To find out more about the whole range of services offered by Sheffield Assay Office, such as our hallmarking and analytical services, please email us at or complete the contact form on our website at,

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