how can I remove an old cell phone's PCB's gold? Answered

I have an old cell phone's PCB and it's coated with gold, can I remove that gold?

Asked by tgferreira184 5 years ago



I used a torch to melt some rich gold ore and it made little gold bbs about 1 grain why did this happen?

I have a rather large amount of this materal with visable gold content i estimate this materal is 40% gold bearing appears to be a flour gold formation. i took a blow torch to the materal and it created a swarm of bbs 24kt and 18kt gold at least half of the stone i melted was gold. Now i attempted the same process over and over and no results were the same the stones are all from the same pocket vein. If some 1 can tell me how to repeat the function with the torch method or another as effective id be happy to send a sample of the materal

Asked by smith_9393 6 years ago


how easy or hard is the mapp gas process for melting gold?

     what type of torch head is used what type of mapp gas they don,t sell true mapp gas anymore

Asked by num1bandit 4 years ago



how to turn purple gold powder into yellow gold one and please mention the names of acid to use in the process? Answered

I'd like to know how to turn purple gold powder into real yellow gold. i 'd like to get the names of acid that is needed to use in the process.

Asked by kolouisburma 5 years ago


can you turn a chicken into gold

hi their i was wondering can you turn your chickins bones into gold using displacing metals because gold replaces calcum i cant remember why but it does

Posted by KNEXFRANTIC 7 years ago


Electroplating gold

I was wondering if anyone knows if the same principles involved in nf119's instructable are applicable to attempting to electroplate something with gold.Also, would the pins of an old CPU (in this case, an old Athlon Thunderbird 1ghz) be made of pure gold that can be used to electroplate?Thanks!

Posted by dizzytired 10 years ago


i need to make large pot of gold for parade float?

This is for a parade and needs to be big 

Asked by peggy50 5 years ago


How do I separate gold from surrounding ores

I live near the site John Marshall discovered gold in 1848.  There is gold dust and particles everywhere!  Problem is that the gold is dust or fine powder form and the gold strongly adheres to it's surrounding ores.  Panning is tedious and not effective.  How can I separate the gold dust/powder from the other minerals?  I have heard using Auger Regis is effective, but cannot find anything on how to use it, purchase it, or make it myself.  Any suggestions/instructions on making or using auger regis; or any other more effective method of extracting the gold from the other minerals is greatly appreciated.

Posted by Ruthless0240 6 years ago


Please, I want to methods and techniqes to separate gold from sulfur?

Please, I want to methods and techniqes to separate gold from sulfur.       Thanks in advance

Asked by communicationbuild 4 years ago


Christy and Eric along with Dale Dougherty on the Heather Gold Show

Check out this clip from the October Heather Gold Show where Christy and I show off our laptops as part of a discussion about DIY.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Electrolosis/ electroplating?

I am interested in recycling computers to recover the valuable metals (gold, silver, mercury etc) and I was wondering if I place a bunch of computer conectors and fingers in a copper sulphate solution and ran electrolosis with a copper electrode, would it selectively transfer the copper, leaving the other metals behind. If so it would reduce the amount of acid needed to refine the gold.

Asked by Tinker Terry 5 years ago


Gold sluice questions?? Answered

So I am building a small prospecting/cleanup sluice but have no clue what angle to put it at once its built does it depend on the water speed or is it a certain amount of drop per foot of sluice type of thing?? I have no clue about this stuff so any help would be great!! No hurry we still have three feet of snow It will probably be october before I get to go out panning:( Thanks in advance!!

Asked by camping crazy 4 years ago


how much is gold worth to the ounce? Answered

Money cash gold

Asked by lambologo 8 years ago



would it be possible to bulk up gold flake for scrap ? Answered

Would it be possible to bulk up gold leaf/flake of a high purity with a resin/hardener to scrap ? as the jeweller will take a filing to test  would the bulking agent be minimal to detect  because it not being an alloy/metal ? love a bit of knowledge about this before i buy 30 kg of gold flake/leaf ;-P thanks   MAGIXO

Asked by magixo 6 years ago



Best size sifting screen for gold panning? Answered

What is the best size sifting pan for general gold panning?? Im not doing fines or anything like that just panning out in the woods. I got by with a homemade one last year but if I wanted to buy just one for this season what is the best size?? Will a 1/4 inch work well?? 

Asked by camping crazy 3 years ago


Where to find information on the best CPU's, with photos and the approximate amount of gold that can be recovered also?

Does anyone know where I can get some kind of information on all the different types of CPU's, with photos, and which one yield the most gold ? Or if someone knows of a good book to get information on all the best computer parts for gold recovery, with instruction and illistrations as well ? Please, anyone, HELP ! ! !

Asked by NYJohn58 4 years ago


Opinions on drop riffle sluice boxes?

So I am going to make a drop riffle sluice box but before I do I thought I would see what people think of them... Are they as good as traditional sluices or should I save the wood and just keep panning?? Thanks

Asked by camping crazy 3 years ago


Can you buy xbox live gold using microsoft points?

Is it possible to buy xbox live gold using microsoft points?

Asked by chimp022 6 years ago


Mating gold plated jewely and brass?

I'm working on a simple little design for a present where I have this cheap gold plated signet ring and I'm going to be taking a small portion of those spiral shavings from a piece of brass stock and creating an Archimedean spiral pattern which needs to mate with the face of the ring. The inner metal of the ring is unknown, and due to the thinness of both materials welding seems out of the question. How should I mate these two objects together?

Asked by SkylerS12 2 years ago



Gold aggregate? Answered

Where did you buy the gold aggregate? I can't find it online. Thank you,Jennifer Cardenas

Asked by clubjen 1 year ago


What are the white & gold super thin speaker things found in some toys called? Answered

They are gold and have something that looks like a white sticker on the other side. They have two wires coming out from under the white sticker. I have found these in several toys and smoke detectors I have disassembled and need to know their name.

Asked by workinprogress37 8 years ago


Sealer to weatherproof paint and gold leaf on granite?

I have a granite headstone and the gold leaf is wearing off. I thought I might use an acrylic gold paint to patch it. Is there a sealer that will weatherproof the paint and gold leaf? Many thanks.

Asked by Yankazoo 9 months ago


Bug report: medal didn't switch from bronze to silver after 10+ featured

Based on the new "medal" system, I should now have a silver medal for having 10+ featured - I know I've seen this on other's profiles: https://www.instructables.com/community/May-2014-site-update-achievements-new-editor/ My 9th and 10th Instructables were just featured last week, so I'm not sure if there's some processing delay, or if this has to be done manually? Anyway, I demand immediate recognition in the form of fake internet medals! ...kidding, just thought I'd point this out in case it's supposed to be automated and there's a system-wide bug. If there's a delay or it has to be done manually by staff somehow, no big deal.

Posted by Ben Finio 3 years ago


The Sting Behind the Bling - what is the true cost of a little style?

The mining of jewels is often inhumane, illegal and highly toxic. So think before you sparkle.Whether future heirloom or fun trinket, jewellery is one of life's luxurious pleasures. Even if you aren't decked out in multiple carats, a bit of bling can make you feel a million dollars. But the path your jewellery takes to reach your earlobe, neck, wrist or finger can be harrowing.Worldwide, the people - including about a million children - employed on minimal wages to mine and process supposedly legitimate diamonds, gemstones and precious metals often endure some of the worst working conditions imaginable. Toiling in Asian and African countries with little or no union support means health and safety precautions are slender at best. There's a serious risk of work-related death, injury or chronic illness as workers scratch out a living in remote mines extracting precious and semi-precious stones.This is just one article from the BBC's online magazine Thread, which I have not read before, mainly because "fashion" is not something I generally think about.Thread is the online fashion magazine dedicated to bringing you the latest in eco-fabulous style.Ethical fashion is fashion that has been made, worn and passed on in a way that looks after people, animals and the environment. The clothes we feature in Thread support this approach, making us essential viewing for fashion-conscious people who care about where their clothes come from. All clothes tick off at least one of these principles:Made and traded sustainablyMade of sustainable materialsRecycled or vintageThread shows you how to get the look you want in an eco-glam way through our unique mix of affordable fashion, exclusive videos, photo galleries and thought-provoking features.Link to full articleMagazine homepage.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


how do you separate golds from the celphone boards?

The board of any cellphone has tiny amount of gold in it .what is the step by step process you do and the chemicals you add to separate those gold from the cellphone board.

Asked by aambayec 6 years ago


How can I get gold quick?

I want to be able to get gold fast. Help!!!

Asked by girls favorite #1 9 years ago


Refining Gold Using Vinegar (Acetic Acid)?

Though I've never refined gold, I've heard of gold refining using different acids. I've seen people use vinegar and salt to etch pcb boards. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to refine gold using vinegar so that I can remove it from ram sticks etc.

Asked by mykiscool 3 years ago


mine that has 40% silver and 50% gold how do i separate it in the separater

My mine has 40% silver and as it come out of the gold separater how can i recover the silver

Asked by gold dust 5 years ago


Is the white powder legit?

I was looking at something called white powder gold and white powder platinum and I was wondering if it works and its safe to use.

Asked by Iwantbigboom 6 years ago


Hilox silver and gold oxidizer.

I am looking for a silver and gold oxidizer called Hilox. I am all out of it and it's no longer on the market. The new oxidizers on the market do not work well. Do you have an old bottle laying around that you don't need?

Posted by Gig Parker 3 years ago


24K Gold-Plated Bike for the Uber-Rich

A UK based insurance company, ETA, is offering a custom-made 24K gold-plated Charge Plug bicycle complete with customized seat, handlebars and chain to mark the Green Transport Week. The Midas themed ride comes with its own security guard. But, there are certain restrictions in case you want to buy this hell of a pimped ride like you must be eighteen years old, live in the UK, and get a free quote online for cycle insurance in order to enter the contest. One person will be randomly drawn after the contest ends on October 21st. This amazing two-wheeled ride is approximately worth $18,750 !

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago


how to make a large wristwatch case?

I am a collector and amateur restorer of wristwatches and I have a couple of projects which require purpose made watch cases. This is because they are old pocket watch movements that are typically 40mm plus in diameter and in one case the crown is at 12 o'clock not 3 like a normal wristwatch. The standard OEM watch cases are generally too small and I am looking for something a little more elegant (but still masculine) to show off these beautiful vintage movements and dials (as such I intend to use a crystal back as well as front). I would like to do one of the watches with a yellow gold front bezel (if not a gold body) to set off the gold leaf/plate(?) numerals and hands (on a white dial). The body, lugs and back crystal bezel could be in silver (may even be preferable) as the exposed side of the movement is predominantly white metal with gold train and jewel holes. I have been thinking stirling silver for the main body and perhaps 18Kt gold filled base metal or solid 18kt gold for the bezel. I have no experience with jewellry making and would be very grateful for any suggestions regarding techniques that a keen novice could use to get a professional result. I would also be looking at jewellers screws to connect the 3 pieces. Just out of interest the second movement does not have a particularly interesting or aesthetically worthy dial so I am toying with titanium for the second project...........

Asked by handles63 7 years ago


Green Ichthys Goldfish!

So, I found this half-green gold fish in my box of whole-grain goldfish today. Looks to me like something I could sell on ebay as a religious symbol. I'm thinking of it as an ichthys (The fish that say Jesus inside them). What should I call it?What kind of story should I write about it? (What can I claim it is?)Which category on ebay should I put it in?Thanks!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


What are the nubs on gold knex pieces for? Answered

The half circles with the nubs.. What were they made for?

Asked by Wafflicious 9 years ago



Where could I find potasium nitrate on the Gold Coast?

Please let me know if anybody knows of somewhere to find potasium nitrate (KNO3) on the Gold Coast

Asked by Dr.Death 8 years ago


How do i separate gold from sulphides without using chemicals or dieing from sulpheric acid? Answered

My freind has a large supply of microscopic gold particles, however they need to be separated from sulphides. there is a high concentration of gold in this solution, and millions of dollars could be made. however, heating the sulphides will make sulpheric acid, which burns away your lungs (also used in chemical warfare). chemicals currently used for the process of separating sulphides from gold are very toxic, and also expensive. the chemical process is very inefficient too. i am looking for a way to separate sulphides from gold without using (toxic, dangerous, expensive, rare) chemicals.

Asked by biolethal 8 years ago


How can I cheaply make this golden?

I am making a Wonderbolts Badge and I am using this Instructable as my guide. I've made the badge before and I really want to make this one. I have all the materials to make it, but I want to make this a shiny gold. I can obviously use gold leaf to get the job done, but it's way to expensive. So I'm asking, how do I cover this to make it shiny and golden without breaking my wallet?

Asked by Iridium7 4 years ago



Percipitants used for Gold recovery from Auqa Regia

I tried to use the Storm method of gold recovery, but found I didn't have enough precipitant. There isn't enough to warrant spending money (his prices) for more. Any ideas on what I can use to recover the gold from solution in a quart size jar? It's been sitting here for about 3 months, and I want it a done deal. Thanks in advance.

Posted by littleangels 9 years ago



what color looks good with metal look gold paint from walmart? Answered

Im making a swarmpede like uin13 is and i was wondering what color paint looks good with metal look gold paint from walmart?

Asked by taowyman 7 years ago



Jewellery made from both silver and gold.? Answered

I plan to make (ideally through lost wax casting) a (fine) silver necklace pendant with (fine) gold lettering. I have made items using this process out of both metals, but have never combined both metals in the same piece. How would I go about doing this? Thanks in advance.

Asked by alexhalford 8 years ago