Gold in the cell phones ...

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#1 Thu, Jul 19, 2012 - 3:27pm
Stoxxman
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Gold in the cell phones ...

They said one ton of electronics waste can contain the volume of gold which is 17 times higher than the gold content in one ton of gold ore. The volume of gold found in every 41 mobile phones is equal to the volume of gold found in one ton of gold ore. It is very costly to exploit metals from the earth. Meanwhile, it would be much less costly to find metals from electronics and household machine wastes.

A report of the United Nation showed that in poor countries, refused computers, mobile phones have been thrown away, while they have not been collected for recycling. In China, four tons of gold, 28 tons of silver and 6000 tons of copper contained in refused computers and mobile phones are thrown away. https://www.bullionstreet.com/news/one-ton-of-gold-ore-equals-to-only-41... https://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/p/silver.html

Edited by: Stoxxman on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:30am
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 - 10:51am
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Less costly to find for sure

Less costly to find for sure - you know it's there. It's the recovery/extraction process that is (environmentally) problematic / expensive from what I understand.

Fri, Jul 20, 2012 - 4:57pm (Reply to #2)
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Turdites/Stackers need a hobby?

Yes I suppose it is too much to hire street urchins to extract the good stuff for us eh?

71 phones to get, what I assume, is slightly more than a gram? And a gram is worth what, $ 40 ? very roughly that's $2 per phone.

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