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Do cell phones have gold in them?

  1. scoop profile image83
    scoopposted 5 years ago

    Do cell phones have gold in them?

  2. bernard.sinai profile image82
    bernard.sinaiposted 5 years ago

    Yes. Cell phones and many other electronic gadgets use gold because it is a good conductor. It also does not corrode which makes it ideal for contact surfaces like on your PCI card.

  3. Brandon E Newman profile image71
    Brandon E Newmanposted 5 years ago

    Yes all electronics have gold. It is only a thin plating on contact points. To collect one ounce of gold from electronic components, you would need about half a ton of cpus, PCI cards, cellphones, etc. Even the battery contacts and SD slots, along with SD cards are thinly plated in pure gold. What is more abundant in E-waste is palladium. Its worth refining if you have enough E-scrap. Palladium is worth $550.+ per ounce.

    1. bernard.sinai profile image82
      bernard.sinaiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. I think I just might go into the junk industry.

 
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