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    Anyone here get gold from Computer parts?

    I know some components have gold in them and I wonder if it is worthwhile to "mine for gold" on old computer parts.


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    Re: Anyone here get gold from Computer parts?

    it depends on the parts. Newer parts have much less gold. Older parts (especially those from the 70's and 80's) have more gold in them. You can google for companies that do the reclamation and get some basic prices for things like motherboards, CPU's, memory, and other parts.

    The biggest problem with computer recycling is that it is hard to get your hands on just the valuable computer parts without also having to take in a bunch of hard to recycle plastic and junk. Nobody is going to tear apart their old mainframe and hand you the good stuff. They are going to expect you to take the whole thing. At that point the amount of gold you may recover might be significantly less than what it costs you to dispose of the unwanted/useless parts.

    Again, google for it. There is plenty of information out there already. There is also a scrap metals forum on this site where it gets discussed quite often.

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    Re: Anyone here get gold from Computer parts?

    It would be a waste of time to try to recover gold from computers.........
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    Re: Anyone here get gold from Computer parts?

    It's much too little for the hassle.
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    Re: Anyone here get gold from Computer parts?

    If you have a free source of computers and do not have to take the moniters you can make some extra money.
    if you break them down and sort out the mother boards, PCI Modem Ram and daughter boards CPUs and save them tell you have a at least 5 to 10 lbs you can sale these for 4.00 to 15.00 dollars a pound to middle men(boardsort.com or others) or a bit more on e-bay. some old CPU's bring as much as 50.00 each.
    the rest copper, wires, steal , transformers sell to you local scrap yard.
    try not to get into a deal where you have to take the old CRT moniters it coast you 5.00 to 10.00 to get rid of those
    you will make more money doing this then trying to get the gold yourself and dont have to mess with acids and fumes.

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    Re: Anyone here get gold from Computer parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by goverton
    I know some components have gold in them and I wonder if it is worthwhile to "mine for gold" on old computer parts.
    Just something to think about.. There is about $0.27 worth of raw gold and silver in the average cell phone, and $0.69 in the average desktop computer.

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    Re: Anyone here get gold from Computer parts?

    as a reference check this web site http://goldrefiningforum.com/phpBB3/

 

 

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