Gold Is All Around Us !

by Sam
(Pennsylvania)

Two beads, 9 and 4 grams respectively

Two beads, 9 and 4 grams respectively

I'm new to the club but not new to the bug. My bug bit me when I was 8 years old living in New Mexico. I found a piece of quartz with specks of gold in it and fell in love.

Now I'm 64, and I have been finding gold everywhere. With my computer and electronics background, I began only a couple of years ago learning how to remove gold from electronics and refine it.

Now I gotta tell you that unless you are processing up to several tons of junk, you cannot make a living doing this. BUT... you can have a lot of fun discovering where all the gold is hidden.

Most often, I find between 0.3 to 1.2 grams of gold with each experiment. Not bad. Just very time consuming. But then again, every hobby is. Right?

Would I like to find a quarter ounce every day? Yep! That's why I joined. By the way, if you are interested in learning about how to process gold from wastes, I suggest you pick up a copy of "Refining Precious Metals From Wastes" by C. M. Hoke. Written in the 1920's this book is the definitive resource on precious metals refining. And just so you know? Hoke was a woman.

So there ya go. You can't judge a book by its cover so to speak. If you have any questions about where to look in electronics for the good stuff, I'm glad to to help.

I have enclosed a pic of a couple of beads that I have recovered and processed. They are 999 fine. Thanks to Stan for this great site. I hope to meet him some day. Take care, Sam

Stan's response: Welcome to the Club Sam. Thanks for your most excellent content contribution. I think you are a perfect fit for our Club's mission. We certainly look forward to more of your words of wisdom from your years of experience. I love what you are doing with the scrap too.

You are 100% right, Gold Is All Around Us!

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