© The London Bullion Market Association, 2009

The following is a list of Refiners of gold whose large bars were found to meet
the required standard when originally tested.

If a bar bears more than one assay stamp, the lowest figure will be taken.

AGR Matthey — Newburn, since 24.1.2003
Mark: AGR MATTHEY in oval around three stacked bars
Umicore SA, Business Unit Precious Metals — Hoboken, since 1930
Mark: umicore and company logo above the word HOBOKEN and 9999
AngloGold Ashanti Minerção Ltda — Nova Lima, since 21.3.86
Mark: AngloGold Ashanti
Umicore Brasil Ltda — Guarulhos, since 11.12.92
Mark: umicore and company logo above the word BRASIL
Johnson Matthey Limited — Brampton, since 15.6.61
Mark: Johnson Matthey JM and crossed hammers in diamond, and JM Ltd
Canada Assay Office in oval
Royal Canadian Mint — Ottawa, since 1919 (estimated)
leaf logo with four digit year mark
Xstrata Canada Corporation — Montréal, since 1.1.55
Mark since 16.02.07: CCR
The Great Wall Gold and Silver Refinery of China — Chengdu, since 1981
Mark: Refined by Great Wall Gold & Silver Refinery in oval around China, plus
Great Wall logo and assay seal
Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold and Silver Refinery Share Company Limited —
Huhhot, since 27.10.99
Mark: Horse’s head logo surrounded by QIANKUN GOLD AND SILVER in
Roman and Chinese characters and assay mark with Chinese characters for
Inner Mongolia, China in Chinese characters and CHINA in Roman characters
Jiangxi Copper Company Limited — Guixi City, since 30.08.05
Mark: Company Logo above JCC
Shandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co Ltd — Zhaoyuan City, since
Mark: Triangle with two interlocking half circles and ZHAOJIN in Chinese
characters within the triangle.
Zhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold Corporation — Sanmexia City,
since 28.03.06
Mark: Circular logo round Chinese character with CHN GOLD below.
Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd — Shanghang , since 28.03.06
Mark: Double crescent logo with ZIJIN MINING in Roman and Chinese
Allgemeine Gold- und Silberscheideanstalt A.G. — Pfrozheim, since 08.04.08
Mark: Allgemeine above logo (a small circle on the inside circumference of a
large circle)
Aurubis AG (formerly Norddeutsche Affinererie AG) — Hamburg, since 01-04-
Mark: Norddeutsche Affinerie Hamburg in rectangle and NA
W.C. Heraeus GmbH — Hanau, since 15.7.58
Mark: Heraeus Hanau in rectangle
Hong Kong
Heraeus Ltd Hong Kong — Fanling, since 23.01.06
Mark: Heraeus Hong Kong in rectangle
Metalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd — Kwai Chung, since 15.08.01
Mark since 05.05.07: METALOR and the assay mark is M over HK (vertically)
within an inverted triangle with the words ASSAYERS and MELTERS along the
sloping sides of the triangle.
PT Aneka Tambang (Persero) Tbk — Jakarta, since 1.1.99
Mark: LM logo and Logam Mulia Antam Jakarta in oval
Chimet SpA — Arezzo, since 27.7.96
Mark: Chimet Trattamento Metalli Preziosi Badia Al Pino AR in oval
Asahi Pretec Corp — Kobe, since 12.09.08
Mark: AKK within a horizontal diamond
Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Ltd. — Soka, since 30.6.82
Mark: Ishifuku Tokyo Melters and Ishifuku Tokyo Assay Office in circles round
Japanese ‘Bun’ character
Japan Mint — Osaka, since 13.12.07
Mark: JAPANESE MINT OSAKA in Japanese and Roman script in oval around
leaf symbol
Matsuda Sangyo Co., Ltd. — Iruma, since 11.1.00
Mark: Matsuda Tokyo Assayer-Melter in oval with M
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation — Kagawa, since 20.5.81
Mark: Three diamonds mark and three diamonds mark with Assayer Melter in
Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co., Ltd. — Takehara, since 20.5.81
Mark: Logo consisting of three horizontal lines inside diamond inside circle.
Nippon Mining & Metals Co Ltd — Saganoseki, since 3.5.00
Mark: Hollow circle above NSS with Nippon Mining at right
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. — Saijo, since 17.6.81
Mark: Sumitomo with logo and Sumitomo Assay Office with logo
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. — Hiratsuka, since 7.9.78
Mark: Tanaka Tokyo Melters round logo and Tanaka Tokyo Assay Office
round logo
Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd. — Shoumachi, since 21.10.81
Mark: Tokuriki Tokyo Melters Assayers in circle round Japanese ‘Toku’
Kazzinc Ltd — Ust-Kamenogorsk, since 20.6.96
Mark: Stylised K and ‘Kazakstan’ in Cyrillic script in oval with running stag. The
year of production is shown as a separate three-digit number and the bar
weight is in troy ounces and metric.
Korea, DPR
Central Bank of the DPR of Korea — Pyongyang, since 22.04.76
Mark: Central Bank Pyongyang, Refiners, Melters, Central Bank DPR of Korea
and assay mark
Korea, Republic of
LS-Nikko Copper Inc — Onsan, since 20.5.1994
Mark since 12.7.2005: LS logo and LS Assayer Melter in rectangle
Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyzaltyn JSC — Karabalta, since 27.10.99; name & brand changed 1.5.01
Mark: KYRGYZ REPUBLIC in oval round ALTYN on crossed globe logo
Met-Mex Peñoles, S.A. — Torreon, since 22.11.91
Mark: Met-Mex Peñoles SA DE CV in oval
Schöne Edelmetaal — Amsterdam (1), since Before 1934
Mark: Umicore company logo with a separation line and the word Feingold
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) — Quezon City,
since 6.9.79
Mark: Central Bank of the Philippines Gold Refinery & Mint in oval round
crucible pouring mould and similar assay mark
FSE Novosibirsk Refinery — Novosibirsk, since 11.1.99
Mark: Novosibirsk logo, Cyrillic NV and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in oval
JSC Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant — Ekaterinburg, since
Mark: Ekaterinburg logo, Cyrillic ED and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in
OJSC “The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant” (OJSC
Krastvetmet) — Krasnoyarsk, since 29.11.99
Mark: Krasnoyarsk logo, Cyrillic KR and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in
OJSC Kolyma Refinery — Khasyn, since 17.09.04
Mark: Company logo and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in oval
Moscow Special Alloys Processing Plant — Moscow, since 11.05.07
Mark: Cyrillic ‘Z’ inside Cyrillic ‘C’ and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in oval
Prioksky Plant of Non-Ferrous Metals — Kasimov, since 29.11.99
Mark: Prioksky logo, Cyrillic PM and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in oval
SOE Shyolkovsky Factory of Secondary Precious Metals — Shyolkovo, since
Mark: Shyolkovsky logo, Cyrillic SCH and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in
JSC Uralectromed — Verkhnyaya Pyshma, since 12.05.2006
Mark: Company logo in oval and Россия (‘Russia’ in Cyrillic script) in oval
South Africa
Rand Refinery Limited — Germiston, since 1921(estimated)
Mark: Rand Refinery Limited and Rand Refinery Ltd. South Africa in circle
round head of springbok
SEMPSA Joyeria Plateria SA — Madrid, since -.1.84
Mark: Sociedad Española de Metales Preciosos SA in circle round Fundidores
Afinadores and star
Boliden Mineral AB — Skelleftehamn, since -.1.84
Mark: Boliden with logo
Argor-Heraeus SA — Mendrisio, since 28.8.61
Mark: Argor-Heraeus SA in circle round AH and AH Melter Assayer in rectangle
Cendres & Métaux SA — Biel-Bienne, since 20.5.81
Mark: Cendres et Métaux SA. CH Bienne in circle round CM logo and CM
Essayeur Fondeur in rectangle
Metalor Technologies SA — Marin, since Before 1934
Mark: METALOR® and assay mark showing Essayeur Fondeur with MP in
PAMP SA — Castel San Pietro, since 10.6.87
Mark: PAMP SA Switzerland with PAMP logo and Essayeur Fondeur in
rectangle with PAMP logo
Valcambi SA — Balerna, since 20.5.68
Mark: Valcambi SUISSE with assay mark (a rectangle enclosing CHI in a circle
Johnson Matthey Inc — Salt Lake City, since 22.5.89
Mark: Johnson Matthey with JM and crossed hammers in diamond, and JMI
Assay Office in oval round SLC
Metalor USA Refining Corporation — North Attleboro, since 19.7.91
Mark: METALOR® and MUS assayer’s mark including year
Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AMMC) — Almalyk, since 28.10.97
Mark: Uzbekistan in Cyrillic and Roman script in circle round globe and AMMC
logo with Melter Assayer in rectangle
Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat — Navoi, since 17.10.94
Mark: Uzbekistan, in Cyrillic and Roman script in circle round globe and NMMC
logo with Melter Assayer in rectangle
Good Derlivery