World’s Largest Gold Refiner Offers $16 Million For Republic Metals’ Scraps

Reuters just reported that Swiss Gold Refiner Valcambi has offered $16 million USD for Republic Metals‘ scraps.

Reports from Reuters London today state,

Swiss precious metals refiner Valcambi has made a $16 million offer to buy the assets of Miami-based rival Republic Metals Corporation (RMC), which filed for bankruptcy last year, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Additional sordid details on the ongoing Republic Metals bankruptcy can be found at industry watchdog‘s website.

For additional background on this ongoing matter, Salivate Metals’ YouTube channel had a report on this Republic Metals bankruptcy just one week ago.


In terms of the largest gold bullion refineries in the world, you can add the South Africa Mint and Rand Refinery to the following list boasting an annual capacity of about 600 tonnes of gold (just over 19.29 million oz).


Note that Republic Metals’ boasts having a 150,000 square foot precious metal refining facility currently mothballed. Claiming an ability to refine up to 7,000 tonnes of silver and gold combined per year (the vast majority of this claim having to be silver as they are unlikely the size of the above major world Swiss gold refineries of which most world physical gold flows through year after year).

With a bankruptcy fire sale price of $16 million USD, one can bet that Switzerland’s Valcambi will be acquiring Miami, Florida based Republic Metals’ refinery scraps for dimes on the dollar.

See for yourself, in this Republic Metals related video we produced less than one year ago.



About the Author

James Anderson has a BA in finance from Loyola University New Orleans. He has both worked and invested in the physical investment grade bullion markets prior to the 2008 global financial crisis.

James’ twitter is @JamesHenryAnd and he has authored SD Bullion’s complementary 21st Century Gold Rush Book.