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Gold parts in computers

Updated on June 17, 2012

Gold parts in computers

There are quite a few gold parts that can be found in computers. Not many people know that there are some gold parts in computers. This hub will discuss some of the gold parts that can be found in computers.

What Parts Are Gold In Computers

Gold is extensively used in computers parts mainly due to its excellent conductive properties. Aside from that, it can be easily hammered much thinner than any other metal. This property makes it valuable as more and more manufacturers compete to have lightest, tiniest and thinnest components in a highly competitive marketplace.

Gold is used in many parts of computers, such as circuitry, pins, wires, and various other parts but in very small amounts to make it worthless and expensive to extract it. Gold components in computers can still be used for extracting gold using highly sophisticated process. In fact, computer recycling is a very specific industry where experts use machines and processes for extracting gold from various gold parts in computers. As many substances and chemicals are used in the processes, care is taken to protect our fragile environment.

Although it is possible to extract pure gold from various computer parts, but you will have to collect huge amounts of CPUs, keyboards, wires and numerous other computer components to get success. The extracted gold will then have to be further refined to get the real gold.

Getting Gold Refined

If a person has a lot of computer parts and they think it is worth while, then they can send out the gold to be refined. Sending gold to a refinery costs money but it can be worth it if there is a lot of gold that can be refined.


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      Felix J Hernandez 5 years ago from All over the USA

      Never knew that, thank you for this informative news. I have a couple old pcs sitting around now I have to check them tonight.