Scotgold Resources, the company which operates Scotland’s first commercial gold mine, Cononish, is committed to the principles of sustainable and responsible mining in all aspects of its business.
All Scottish Gold, extracted and produced from the Cononish gold mine, is independently verified and guaranteed by the Edinburgh Assay office. Gold jewellery is adorned with a unique ‘Scottish Gold’ mark, a ‘Stag’s Head’, a guarantee of the provenance and chain of custody.
“The Edinburgh Assay Office has meticulously recorded each batch of poured gold, maintaining a rigorous chain of custody to assure the provenance of the finished precious metal product. The aim of these controls is to allow the Assay Office to guarantee that any gold product stamped with the Scotgold ‘Stag’s Head’ mark is made with authentic Scottish gold mined from Cononish mine by Scotgold Resources Ltd.
The Edinburgh Assay has provided third party independent verification of gold content for the jewellery industry and consumers since 1457. We are delighted to have been asked to provide oversight to Scotgold’s chain of custody. Our involvement will allow consumers to buy in the confidence that the provenance of their Scottish gold has been independently verified.”
Scott Walter, Assay Master and CEO Edinburgh Assay Office