A gold and precious metals drive, held by the Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery, continues today from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Carthage’s Memorial Hall.

Gold and silver prices are higher than ever and rising.

The U.S. dollar is weak and the world economy is in shambles, yet the demand for gold and silver is high. The Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery is hosting a precious metals reclamation drive this week in Carthage.

Local area businesses and the general public will have an opportunity to turn in their precious metals direct to our refinery where they will be paid on the spot. Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery expects to purchase over $300,000 worth of antiques, collectibles, gold, silver, platinum and palladium during this event.

Refineries typically do not do business with the public.

Rather, they deal with precious metal accumulators like jewelry stores, pawnshops, dentist offices or industrial facilities that trade with some form of precious metal. Gold, silver, platinum and palladium will be accepted each day of this five-day reclamation drive. All forms are welcome including scrap jewelry, dental gold, gold leaf, jewelry’s raw gold, gold coins, gold bars, silver coins, sterling flatware, silver coins and silver bars, industrial scrap, etc.

All local area businesses that deal with precious metals are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment with one of our representatives. There are no appointments needed for the general public to sell their items.

The drive continues Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Carthage’s Memorial Hall.