Mid-States Recycling & Refining is the parent corporation born and based in Chicago, IL for over 30 years. As a full service refiner, handling all Precious Metals: Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium, Mid-States is known as an industry leader servicing the jewelry, pawn, photographic, dental and electronics industries.
Processing capabilities include electric induction melting, thermal-reduction of non-organics through controlled incineration, aqua-regia refining for diamond and gemstone recovery and more. Mid-States is also a wholesale distributor of Fine Precious Metals including Investment Bullion Products as well a raw metal components for jewelry and dental laboratory manufacturing. www.midstatesrecycling.com
MSR Express is both the name of the newly opened locations offering the Mid-States “Express Service”. MSR “Express Service” refers to a program offering the customer complete melt, instrument analysis, and a full settlement for their karat gold scrap material in one hour or less. Payment is offered as Cash, Check or Bank Transfer. Currently there are MSR Express Locations in both Chicago and Phoenix, with more to come over time.
www.karatkalculator.com is an interactive webpage that calculates the estimated gross and net value of a customers gold scrap accumulation by applying Mid-States Recycling’s refining terms into the historical average gold recovery for each Karat grade of common fine jewelry scrap. The Karat Kalculator is currently the most widely used internet tool to forecast the value of a scrap shipment. User friendly features enable the jeweler or pawnbroker to adjust the unit of measure or change the gold price used to calculate the values.