Gold Bulletin

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 9–14 | Cite as

Analysis for gold

A review of methods
  • Roland S. Young
Open Access


Fire assay is one of the earliest methods of quantitative chemical analysis and in most circumstances it has remained the most accurate for the determination of gold. With the development of modern laboratory techniques and instrumentation, however, alternative methods have become available which may offer the advantage of rapid determination, although with some sacrifice in precision.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland S. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.VictoriaCanada

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