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How can I chemically remove the gold from circuit. Boards and processors/cheap and fast.? Answered

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Jack A Lopez (author)2012-12-26

I just discovered this one.  There is a Youtube guru, named IndeedItDoes, who has produced a number of videos on this topic, here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/indeedItdoes

I don't know if this is as cheap and fast as you want. 

I mean if you want the ultimate in convenience, you should probably just sell your scrap to professional recyclers, at whatever price they offer. 

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Kiteman (author)2012-12-20

I've seen this tried on a DIY scale by the BBC.

The value of the metals produced did not cover the cost of the chemicals required to do it.

Better to just sell them to a recycler, or on ebay.

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rickharris (author)Kiteman2012-12-20

Jem Stansfield is a highly qualified engineer - Personally I wouldn't say this is a DIY prospect as you say - Interesting programme though.

there is more cash to be made selling scrap gold and silver jewellery.

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Kiteman (author)rickharris2012-12-20

Oh, yes, I have great respect for his skills (and his slightly mad projects), but I think I remember him saying that he was doing it to find out if it was worth doing at home (or did I misremember that bit?).

Either way, the point stands.

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rickharris (author)Kiteman2012-12-20

No your right the cost profit is marginal in small amounts. There is very little gold on contacts. Relay contacts can be a better source of precious metals.

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rickharris (author)2012-12-20

Not easily or safely nor will recovering the gold be easy.. best sell them to a commercial operator

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steveastrouk (author)rickharris2012-12-20