The Sunshine Precious Metals Refinery is now owned by Sunshine Silver Mines Corporation.
Located in the world famous Silver Valley of the Coeur d’Alene mining district in northern Idaho the Sunshine Precious Metals Refinery was originally constructed for exclusive processing of concentrates from the Sunshine Mine. Sunshine Silver Mines Corporation is excited to reunite the Sunshine Mine with the Refinery in anticipation of the re-opening of the Mine.
The Sunshine Precious Metals Refinery has widely been recognized as among the best quality refiners, with consistent fineness of 999.5 silver or better and 999.5 gold or better. Utilizing state-of- the-art processes and equipment the refining facility will process copper/silver and gold concentrates in addition to refining silver doré and other materials. The Sunshine silver brand is accepted as good delivery on the COMEX.
Originally constructed by the Sunshine Mining & Refining Company in 1942 to process marketable antimony product from the Sunshine Mine, the refinery was expanded in 1984 to further process copper/silver concentrates to deliverable silver bullion. The antimony circuit has since been dismantled.
The refinery processes material containing silver, gold and copper from sources such as mining doré, industrial precious metal waste, recycled metals and other types of high content precious metal bearing materials.
The plant is equipped to produce silver bar sizes of approximately 2-5oz, 10oz, 100 oz and 1000 oz, various sized silver cylindrical billets and silver crystal. The Refinery is also equipped to produce gold bar sizes of approximately 2.5oz, 5oz, 10oz and 1000oz. Specific requests for private label refined silver and gold products can also be considered.