Gold is the most valuable resource in the world. It has been used for centuries to make items of worth because it never tarnishes or corrodes. Gold can be found in electronics, but extracting gold from electronic devices is not easy. This article will discuss how to extract gold from electronics and what you need to do so safely!
The volume of e-waste in the U.S., which was once considered a major problem, is decreasing due to new products and trends such as smartphones and laptops edging out desktop computers; televisions with thin flat screens replacing bulkier cathode ray tubes for TVs that can stream content instead or play DVDs/Blu-rays on their own when connected by cable box etc.. This decrease has been seen over 30 years so there’s no reason why it should stop now!
If you want to get your hands on some gold, there’s a simple way of doing so. All that is needed are small pieces of circuit board from old gadgets and laptops alike-and I’m sure many people would be happy for an extra £1 in their pocket!
You might be a little obsessive about the safety of your experiments if you don’t learn basic first aid before going all in. Hydrogen peroxide is used to bleach hair and it’s an excellent antiseptic, as well as being easily accessible at home through grocery stores or drug stores with their beauty aisle; however its presence there doesn’t make hydrochloric acid any less dangerous for those who aren’t familiar with acids because they can cause severe burns that will scar quickly over time without proper care such as keeping wounds moist by applying Elizabethan collar-type dressings made out wet cloths held against skin fires until help arrives
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The best way to extract gold from old electronics is by using a magnet. You’ll need your SIM card, main board and smaller components on the back LCD screen for this process so use any tool that can separate them like steel balls or needles with metal points – but don’t get too caught up in collecting alloys! Gold-plated parts will require an entirely different technique than other metals found at home laboratories because they’re softer than regular steels; try scraping off layers of corrosion until there’s just enough left around one area before hacking away again elsewhere unless you want rust covering everything once more (or send it my friend who works as garbage collector).
Before you start, make sure to wear protective gloves and clothing. Put on some old clothes because they will get stained with hydrochloric acid! Pour the circuit boards into a glass vessel so that when it’s time for them to turn brownish-yellow from exposure instead of white like before there won’t be any residue left behind in your sink or tub since this solution doesn’t stick too well (it also helps if we add an extra two parts hydrogen peroxide).
Wait seven days; stir every day using either something like:
Collect the flakes, pour them through a coffee filter and into another glass container. The gold will be left behind; save any pieces with remaining circuits for re-dipping or melting down because they’re worth their weight in pure metal! Pour water over them to wash away residue before washing off all Collected Gold Dust by filling up your sink halfway full of methanol then hot/warm rinse it again using clean water alone one last time just like when making jewelry outsource process maybe set some alarms so you don’t forget how much longer until its done
To melt gold, wear protective equipment and use a blowtorch. First heat the clay bowl on your stovetop or in an oven at temperatures below 1,064C. Add borax powder to achieve this lower point of melting for easier access into molten state where you can then add pieces too small for most hobby crucibles (that would otherwise be wasted). Once everything is blended together well enough–and there’s no need hurry! This chemical process might take some time depending upon how big/small chunks were added-simply leave them until completely cool before chipping away any unwanted bits with steel filet knife