I’m a bit of a modern-day alchemist, recovering gold from old mobile phones

Press/Media: Research

Period21 May 2020

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  • TitleI’m a bit of a modern-day alchemist, recovering gold from old mobile phones
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/05/20
    DescriptionIn the kitchen drawer, most of us have a few old mobile phones and tablets. But few probably realise just how much precious metal they contain. Did you know, for example, that it only takes around 41 mobile phones to recover 1g of gold? The price of gold is currently around US$1,700 (£1,365) per ounce, which is roughly US$60 per gram. That means there’s about US$1.50 of gold in every junked device.

    Producer/AuthorSandra Wilson
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/im-a-bit-of-a-modern-day-alchemist-recovering-gold-from-old-mobile-phones-137959
    PersonsSandra Wilson