At Atomic Gold, upon receipt of the shipment at its premises, inspects the received parcels, boxes and containers with respect to outside damage, the number of parcels/containments weight, the kind of metal received and other contingent non-conformities such as radioactivity. From all received metal deliveries, a sample is taken to perform a preliminary analysis.
The material will then be weighed, homogenized and sampled in presence of the Client’s Representative, provided that the Client has exercised its right to be represented.
A representative sample is of utmost importance to the Client and to all further internal processes. We guarantee our Clients the best homogenization techniques and sampling methods for any kind of metal. All data from each delivery is recorded in Atomic Gold’s SAP system for the safety and reference of our Clients and to ensure full control of each batch in our ERP system.
Phase 1 – The precious metal is shipped to Atomic Gold through a shipping agent in co-ordination with the Client.
Phase 2 – As soon as the Advised Information is available Atomic Gold’s Sales department will contact the Client’s Representative to agree on the date and time on which weighing, melting and sampling operations shall take place, provided that the Client has exercised its right to be represented.
Phase 3 – Upon receipt of the shipment at its premises Atomic Gold shall immediately inspect the boxes/containers/parcels.
Phase 4 – Each shipment shall undergo the radioactivity check. Should it be positive, the carrier will not be allowed to unload the material and the shipment will be rejected.
Phase 5 – If any of the boxes/containers/parcels are damaged or any of the seals on the boxes/containers/parcels are broken, Atomic Gold shall immediately inform the Client about the extent of the damage to the boxes/containers/parcels or to the seals, and request approval to proceed with the weighing, melting and sampling operations. Pending the approval of the Client, the shipment shall be safely stored in Atomic Gold’s vaults. Should non-conformities occur, depending on the process step (during unloading or upon acceptance of the delivered material) the Logistics department will segregate the material in the vault and wait for further instructions from the Sales department.
Phase 6 – Atomic Gold’s Logistics department shall verify that the received parcels are in full compliance with the details reported in the Advised Information, such as:
Name of Client/Sender/Consignee
Number of packages or boxes
Gross weight of packaging, bags and bars
Number of bags and bars
Total net weight of each bag and bar
Total estimated fine metal content of the shipment (per each metal) in troy ounces as per Client’s assays
Certified copy of Client’s assays in respect of the shipment evidencing the fine metal content estimates
Name of the Client’s Representative at the weighing, melting and sampling operations, if one is designated
Other information relating to the shipment as Atomic Gold may reasonably request
Once the Logistics department has checked, verified and approved the incoming material, the material is then moved to the Balance Room, arranged as per Client’s requests/instructions.
In the case of shipments requiring Client’s supervision by a Representative, the parcels are either temporarily stored in Atomic Gold’s vault or directly moved to the Balance Room (sealed) where they are checked, opened and unpacked under the presence and control of the Client’s Representative