There is no part of the universe where gold is not valued whether it comes unrefined or refined. In the event that you have been gifted or bought unrefined gold, you can find someone to do the refining for you. Be careful who you choose as your refiner because the product is too precious for you to lose. Even though you have the names of accredited gold refiners at hand, there are questions you have to ask yourself before deciding on who to settle for. You need to ask the person the time it will take for the work to be done. You should be expecting a time that is between days and weeks. If the purity levels are high then the refining time should not be long. Also, be careful about people who promise to do the work in a day because there is a high possibility that they are taking shortcuts. If you are ignorant of what is going on around you then you might be overcharged. Ask about every charge that goes into the bill before you agree to the process. Ensure you have a written price estimate before you bring your product to the professionals. You should not rush into flat fee deals because they might blow up on your face.
A lot of people will want to know whether it is the material they submit that will be submitted after refining. This is not usually the case in most situations. It will not be economical to process your package only especially if it negligible but rather it is combined with others and processed. However, you will get a pure product that is equal to what you submitted. There is no question of whether or not you will get a pure product but you should not expect it to be strictly from what you delivered.
There is always a variation in the gold value when the ore is located at different places. You need to ask about the analytical methods used in determining gold value by different refiners. Fire assay is the accepted method in determining the value of gold worldwide. Do not be too trusting in terms of the assay because even the loss of one gram might be too big of a loss and you need to get some of your product to be analyzed by someone else just to confirm the assay results. It does not mean you do not trust the refiner and if he or she is a good business person he should understand the reason for this. In case of assay results which do not match, you ought to know how such a conflict is resolved.