With over 300 tons of gold used
in electronics each year, end-of-life electronic equipment offers an important
recycling potential for the secondary supply of gold. With gold concentrations
reaching 300-350 g/t for mobile phone handsets and 200-250 g/t for computer
circuit boards, this “urban mine” is significantly richer than what is
available in primary ores.
Although miniaturization and thrifting
efforts drive down the specific gold input, the booming growth in sales
of electronic devices and their inbuilt features to become “smarter and
quicker every year” have led to a substantial net increase in gold demand
over recent years. Mobile phones and computers are a good example in this
context. At the end of their use, these and other electronic
products offer an important recycling
potential for the
secondary supply of gold.
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Scrap Gold Recovery from Your
Gold and Silver Recovery - Refining
Short video on 2-step process of stripping
gold plating from high-grade computer CPUs, pins and edge connectors.
Gold and Silver Refining Video 2
-- Silver Metal ...5 min - Uploaded by tcsnet
Video follows up on the process of stripping
gold plating from high-grade computer CPUs, pins and edge connectors in
video #1 ...
Recovering Gold from Computer
"Gold Recovery for Dummies?" Is there any
easiest method for gold recovery without using acids and chemicals... I
have old computer parts that I am scrapping. ...
How to Recycle Computer Gold | eHow.com
- As the demand for computer recycling increases, many companies are discovering
that recovery of gold from computer parts is an excellent way to recover
Extract Gold from Circuit Boards
Reverse electroplating for environment-friendly
gold recovery / refining -
Recycling gold plated circuit board scrap
from electronics and other computer related parts...
Gold Recycler - "The Refining Company"
- Buyers of Precious Scrap and Circuit Boards
Electronics Scrap - Send them your electronic
scrap, gold connector pins, CPU chips, motherboards, phone systems, and
boards from computers, cell phones, cars, phone systems, test equipment,
or military electronic devices.
Gazelle - INC 500 company recycles Nokia
cell phones, HTC cell phones, Motorola cell phones, Apple iPads, Apple
desktops, Apple Laptops, Apple iPhone, Apple iPod, Apple Display, Apple
TV, Blackberry cell phone, LG cell phone, and Samsung cell phone for cash.
Gazelle provides a box and pre-paid shipping label to ship your item. You
answer questions about the condition of your product and get a quote before
using Gazelle. You receive payment by check or PayPal. Business, schools
or organizations may sell to Gazelle in volume...
Attempting backyard recovery of gold may
be hazardous if you do not have skills in metallurgy and offgas recovery
of gold from electronics. Electronic equipment contains toxic elements
such as mercury, beryllium, lead, cadmium, arsenic, antimony and etc -
including halogens such as bromine, fluorine and chlorine. The fumes produced
during the recovery process may lead to serious health problems if proper
safety and health procedures are not followed. Consequently, electronic
scrap in landfills is an environmental hazard and poses a high risk of
damage to the environment. Always, play it safe!