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2010-06-19 12:45:10

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Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values. Did you know that there is gold in many old CPU’s (central processing units or chips) of old crappy computers? Did you also know that many people don’t know about this or even care? This opens a big opportunity for canny gold investors to acquire a raw source of industrial gold at a fraction of the value of the gold contained in these CPU’s. These CPU’s can be found in dumped computers on the side of the road, at the local tip and are often given away for free at garage sales. The CPU’s can be divided into three classes:

From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4,624 Trades : Website 81

VERY HIGH YEILD CPU’S – Have quarter of a gram or more per piece. HIGH YEILD CPU’S – Have from 1/20th of a gram up to quarter of a gram LOW YEILD CPU’S – Have under 1/20th of a gram Below I will give you a list of some of the CPU types and yields that are available, and put an approximate value on them using today’s Australian dollar gold spot price: ($1440 per ounce - $46.30 per Gram) VERY HIGH YEILD CPU’S: NEC (server chip) - 0.27g - $12.50 per CPU

Toshiba (server chip) - 0.27g - $12.50 per CPU

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15 per CPU Pentium Pro (the holy grail of yields) 1.$11.silverstackers. http://forums.$11.48g .50g .0g . AMD K5 – 0..$22.$46.58 per CPU Original Intel Pentium 60Mhz .0.25g .22 per CPU 2 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .com/topic-1853-gol.$23.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values..30 per CPU Cyrix 586 – 0.90Mhz 0... (Page 1) .58 per CPU IBM 686 PR200 .25g .

$5.0.1g .21g .silverstackers.12g ..$4.0.com/topic-1853-gol.0.63 per CPU Intel 486SX .72 per CPU Cyrix MII .33 per CPU 3 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .0.63 per CPU Texas Instruments 486 .1g .09 per CPU Cyrix 686 .18g .0. HIGH YEILD CPU’S Cyrix 486 .$5.0.$4. http://forums..55 per CPU AMD (early green) .$9.0.$8..63 per CPU i486 TX 486DLC .11g .09 per CPU IBM 586 .1g .0. (Page 1) .$5.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values.11g .$4..

17g .$8.0.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values..19g .80 per CPU Intel 486 + DX2 .com/topic-1853-gol..87 per CPU Intel 486 DX4 .0.0.. (Page 1) ..20g .26 per CPU 4 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .$9.silverstackers. http://forums. Winchip .$7.

09 per CPU 5 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 . (Page 1) .55 per CPU AMD (brown) .com/topic-1853-gol.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values.08g $3..0...$7.silverstackers. Intel I960 .70 per CPU AMD K6 – 0.0.40 per CPU AMD 486 – 0. http://forums.16g .12g ..11g .$5.$5.

silverstackers. http://forums. Intel Pentium & MMX (ceramic) 0..55 per CPU Intel Pentium MMX (ceramic) 0. (Page 1) ..com/topic-1853-gol.55 per CPU 6 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .$5.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values..$5.12g ..12g .

.black fibre Celeron ..slot one Pentium 2 . (Page 1) .. http://forums.silverstackers.slot one 7 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 ..Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values.com/topic-1853-gol.slot one Pentium 3 . LOW YEILD CPU’S Intel Pentium 1 MMX black fibre Celeron .green fibre Celeron .

Pentium 3 .Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values. (Page 1) ...silverstackers. Have you tried reclaiming it yet or are you just stacking the processors at this stage? Unless made within the Gold Stackers subforum..all types Pentium 4 . 8 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 . i7 – all types WARNING: Recycling can be very dangerous if you are not experienced.com/topic-1853-gol.com/ Offline The following user says thank you for this post: hungry_jono 2010-06-19 12:53:18 #2 goldpelican Administrator Fascinating info there.all types Intel Core – all types Intel Core 2 Duo – all types Intel i3. The chemicals used to extract the gold can be fatal if misused or inhaled..australiancoindealers. Last edited by ozcopper (2010-06-19 13:27:07) Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. i5. http://forums. my posts on Silver Stackers are either personal opinion or acting in the capacity of site administrator.

Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values.K. I will look further into what I have. Certainly do not have the qty you have there but it gives me an idea. (Page 1) . for in his heart he dreams himself your master. Australia Registered: 2009-08-14 Posts: 627 Trades : Offline 7 2010-06-19 14:48:30 #7 Austacker Member++ I was also looking at PC parts and chips especially however it was too difficult to get to the pins that are plated I thought that was all that was there. I have a couple sitting around. but like most ceramic chips. they are higher yielding. Beware of he who would deny you access to information. http://forums.australiancoindealers.com/topic-1853-gol. How much gold is in a motorola 680000 from the original Amiga? C.624 Trades : Website Offline 81 Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. I picked up over half an ounce worth (of pure gold content) worth of chips yesterday.. 26_100_4318.624 Trades : Website Offline 81 2010-06-19 14:21:07 #6 Lord Dragon Member+ OMG I completly forgot about cpu gold content. I read up on this years ago and forgot it somewhere along the line! If you search youtube you can find videos on how to retreive the gold from them...217 Trades : Website Offline 77 2010-06-19 13:26:10 #3 ozcopper Administrator No.484 Trades : Offline 109 Metal or Nothing . Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. From: Melbourne. not money paper clips. Fiats belong in garages. Australia Registered: 2009-06-30 Posts: 11.. I generally just stack them. As for getting the gold off pins and other things it does look very dangerous and you really need the right stuff to do it. To me it looks like there are other parts within the chip that hold Gold.jpg Last edited by ozcopper (2010-06-19 13:28:18) From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4..australiancoindealers.. 9 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .. From: Melbourne Registered: 2010-04-16 Posts: 3..com/ From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4. I have a 6803030 here myself..com/ 2010-06-19 13:46:19 #4 Captain Kookaburra Platinum Sponsor I shall certainly keep my eyes out for them. From: Perth. If someone knows an easy way certainly keen to hear..silverstackers. They are quiet small. I have sold the chips on ebay in the past for up to 50 cents on the dollar of recoverable gold.. 2010-06-19 13:58:47 #5 ozcopper Administrator Not sure on the motorola's.

.. From: Australia Registered: 2009-07-10 Posts: 635 Website Offline 2010-06-19 18:25:57 #10 Nugget Silver Stacker Thank you for that post Ozcopper "It never gets easier for me it just gets faster" . who's going to register www.com Disclosure: I work for the Perth Mint.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values.Lance Armstrong From: A Price Gouged Australian Registered: 2009-08-16 Posts: 3.S. Last edited by ozcopper (2010-06-19 14:56:12) Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. http://forums.ebay.624 Trades : Website Offline 81 2010-06-19 15:12:22 #9 bron suchecki Member+ I like that picture of cpu in a box. the centers of many of the chips contain pure gold. this is much higher than the 1 gram per ton it tales to get gold out of many major mines.. (Page 1) . What I say is done in a personal capacity and is not endorsed by the Mint.australiancoindealers.029 Trades : Website Offline 28 2010-06-19 14:55:11 #8 ozcopper Administrator Yes Austacker.au/486-scrap-ceramic-cpu-gold-recovery-pentium-9-23-lbs-/250648698790?cmd=ViewItem& pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5bd39fa6 This means there is an opportunity in this relatively untapped market here for us Aussies By the way. RAM also contains about 1 gram of gold per kilo..silverstackers.com/ From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4. They have really caught onto this in U..com.344 Trades : Website Offline 10 2010-06-19 21:25:28 #11 overdraft3 Member+ yeah yeah yeah Oz Pm me when you do I have the buddy hydrocloric do you have the nitric 70 and the sodium metabisulfate ? Its not the mountains ahead that wear us out but rather the grain of sand thats stuck in our shoe Registered: 2009-10-27 Posts: 364 Trades : 0 Offline 2010-06-19 21:41:24 #12 ozcopper overdraft3 wrote: 10 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .. From: The Wild West Registered: 2010-02-27 Posts: 2.com/topic-1853-gol.cpustacker.A: http://cgi.

33 of a gram Overdraft.. HCL.com/topic-1853-gol.. clorox.Here is the solution (pardon the pun) http://shorinternational..com/ 2010-06-19 21:58:49 #13 overdraft3 Member+ Are you blessed buggars shooting up smack ! or what ?? . cuppel . Administrator yeah yeah yeah Oz I have the hydrocloric metabisulfate ? Pm me when you do buddy Not likely that sounds dangerous do you have the nitric 70 and the sodium From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4. the cell all ready to go!! HAHAHHA IRJB . EG.624 Trades : Website Offline 81 Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. borax..htm 11 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .silverstackers.australiancoindealers. pentium pro seems abit high. ok ok I apologise .Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values. Come on peeps try not to labour my patience . (Page 1) .com/goldrecovery. the fingers. From absolution it is a wonderous thing to see the particulates fall from a clear solution of moonshine to colour eh and slosh it into a fallen mud mix and then centrifuge it out by hand or was that the other way around ? hehe Its not the mountains ahead that wear us out but rather the grain of sand thats stuck in our shoe Registered: 2009-10-27 Posts: 364 Trades : Offline 0 2010-06-19 22:03:41 #14 numismatation Member+ From: Australia Registered: 2009-07-13 Posts: 803 Those figures seem a bit high. http://forums. your on the money Its not the mountains ahead that wear us out but rather the grain of sand thats stuck in our shoe Registered: 2009-10-27 Posts: 364 Trades : Offline 0 2010-06-19 22:40:40 #17 Jonesy Member++ Recovery of PM's from electronics? . I have investigated and it's only arounf . The sodiummetabisulfate to precipitate it from solution its a joint venture ????? Im just joking buddy but wow love your language OZ Its not the mountains ahead that wear us out but rather the grain of sand thats stuck in our shoe Registered: 2009-10-27 Posts: 364 Trades : Offline 0 2010-06-19 22:24:58 #16 overdraft3 Member+ lolz Numi the borax in the bottom of the crucible fixed it . so your in the know of recovery? good on ya!!! I have the SMB. Your figure say 1g per cpu. im listening there is alot on google/ tube about this . the cpus. peroxide.FyourcouchN Offline 2010-06-19 22:20:12 #15 overdraft3 Member+ Ozzy here is the deal you get the nitric 70 % and I will get the hydrocloric then the aqua regia is on the house !.

." Last edited by Jonesy (2010-06-19 22:42:51) From: Behind the sofa Registered: 2010-03-22 Posts: 2..australiancoindealers.33 of a gram I stand by the 1g. Chips. must be a mark up there somewhere ? hehe .. (Page 1) . well reported on many refining sites.australiancoindealers. you might want to use a cement mixer. put broken up chips into the solution and use a battery to deposit the metal on an electrode....130 Trades : Offline 10 2010-06-19 22:41:41 #18 ozcopper Administrator numismatation wrote: EG. which have gold inside as well as outside. http://forums.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values. pentium pro seems abit high.htm Last edited by Jonesy (2010-06-19 22:45:38) From: Behind the sofa Registered: 2010-03-22 Posts: 2.130 Trades : Offline 10 2010-06-19 22:54:21 #20 overdraft3 Member+ Im a sit and listening shall we talk about carbon nanotubes or Gold rust AUO imploded pure au thereto au crystals .. one tap with a hammer should suffice.com/topic-1853-gol.624 Trades : Website Offline 81 Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. Your figure say 1g per cpu... With lots of chips... I have investigated and it's only arounf . Ozcopper. here is a paragraph from the site that may apply to you: "Cut off those portions of the board that have gold.624 Trades : Website Offline 81 Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. Put the booze away Raymond Hmmm posting under the influence. must be a mark up there somewhere ? hehe . From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4. its the holy grail of CPU's.com/ 2010-06-20 15:35:48 #22 numismatation Member+ From: Australia Registered: 2009-07-13 ozcopper wrote: numismatation wrote: 12 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 .. From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4...com/goldrecoveryinstr. http://shorinternational. must be broken open. Discard the rest.com/ 2010-06-19 22:44:59 #19 Jonesy Member++ Hey..silverstackers. this one looks cool. On a small scale. Put the booze away Raymond Its not the mountains ahead that wear us out but rather the grain of sand thats stuck in our shoe Registered: 2009-10-27 Posts: 364 Trades : Offline 0 2010-06-20 00:00:59 #21 ozcopper Administrator overdraft3 wrote: Im a sit and listening shall we talk about carbon nanotubes or Gold rust AUO imploded pure au thereto au crystals .

That would be done with a ball mill.. Posts: 803 EG.. Last edited by numismatation (2010-06-20 15:36:40) IRJB . After obtaining a very fine refractive powder & having burned off any plastics. how to extract PMs from these components . any links for your info? you looking to purchase some? I have a few. Only problem is it's very toxic! Having said that. I would love for it to have 1 gram Others have done tests and don't get nowhere near this. Once it cools.silverstackers.of course. the plastics should be burned off at very high temperature to destroy any noxious by-products of burning) probably both before and after pulverisation to be sure. litharge) then melt while stirring.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values. its the holy grail of CPU's.33 of a gram I stand by the 1g.australiancoindealers. Another way to extract from a refractory ore would be to add a lot of say copper & borax &/or other flux (eg.. then recycle or dispose of the solution thoughtfully. or knowledge of. If it contains plastics.Ozcopper.com/ 2010-06-20 17:21:59 #24 Boyou Silver Stacker Thanks for this thread . I don't know whether they also contain plastics. I believe (from what I hear) the simplest method of extraction from a pulverised refractory ore is by cyanide leaching. So not sure who is right.are there any other parts of a PC worth keeping for their metals?I have been reading a bit and see that hard drives and edge connectors could be worth saving. is never easy. The whole cost/ benefit ratio thing could be going haywire if gold breaks up rapidly. there's a few ways to proceed. I believe that kind of burning is done in southeast Asia. the CPUs have very similar characteristics to refractory ores. as far as I'm familiar with it. I have investigated and it's only arounf . The desired metals from the refractory ore would dissolve into the molten copper while the refractories and flux would float on top.com/topic-1853-gol. Your figure say 1g per cpu. well reported on many refining sites... From: Australia Registered: 2009-07-10 Posts: 635 Website Basically.perhaps? Que? (Fourty Trawlers) From: Brisbane Registered: 2010-05-17 Posts: 1.FyourcouchN Offline 2010-06-20 15:41:20 #23 ozcopper Administrator numismatation wrote: you looking to purchase some? I have a few. Separation from the balls in the mill would either be by sieve or magnet. the aim being to get things down to as fine a powder as possible with some metal in it.. http://forums. pentium pro seems abit high.I have no interest in. Basically. Basil! Basil! Anything I can get for you dear? A tracheotomy . In your opinion . the first step (assuming no plastics) would be to pulverise what is possible of the refractory materials. many mining companies have facilities to do it. you just knock off the borax/refractory slag & are 13 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 . I may be interested. From that point it's very easy to refine. How much would you like for them? From: Southern Highlands NSW Registered: 2009-07-17 Posts: 4.but would be interested in selling to you....he will gladly give me all he has. After cyanide leaching. I have a friend who is throwing out PCs and laptops on a weekly basis . but that would add more work to it.It has got me thinking.058 Trades : 56 Offline 2010-06-20 17:24:10 #25 bron suchecki Member+ An answer from I guy I know involved with a small refiner in Sydney about how to pre-process cpus before giving them to a refiner: The pre-processing for this kind of stuff. you'd reduce & precipitate the metal from the solution & melt it to form a metal button.624 Trades : Website Offline 81 Australian Coin Dealer Directory: http://www. (Page 1) .

they're two ways I can think of off the top of my head. (Page 1) . Offline The following user says thank you for this post: Butch Pages:: 1 2 3 Next Index » Gold » Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values. left with a (mostly copper) metal button that can then be easily refined... Jump to Gold Go Atom topic feed Powered by FluxBB 14 di 14 20/03/2012 11:59 . but I think the first (beside its toxicity problem) is most efficient. Last edited by bron suchecki (2010-06-20 17:24:46) Disclosure: I work for the Perth Mint.. http://forums.silverstackers.Gold CPU Recycling Yields And Values. What I say is done in a personal capacity and is not endorsed by the Mint.com/topic-1853-gol. Anyway..