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 Post subject: This is gold, correct?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:59 am 

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Hello All, I am completely new at this website, as well as to gold content in e-scrap. The photo shows what I have amassed thus far in pins - at least I think that's what these are? I pull them out of any connectors from the mother board as just about all of them look like they are gold plated. In the upper left you can see a few that I have to pull the pins out of. I also collect gold fingers, mouse track pads (have gold on the bottom) as well as the long thing circuit boards that connect the LCD monitor to the PC unit. My questions are:

1.) Is this gold plating?
2.) Is pulling these pins worth my time?
3.) Can these pins be sold to Boardsort?
4.) I read on the forums peripheral, etc from folks who need gold ID'ed - what does that mean?

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Thanks for any help, tips, or advice.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:36 am 
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Boardsort does buy gold pins. They will need to be sent in first to be graded and a quote with a price per pound will be offered.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:42 am 

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in my experience, it is not worth the time to pull them... if you go through a small volume of material, and have nothing better to do, then it is up to you if you want to pull pins for later refining.

I find that it is more profitable to focus on getting more computers to tear apart than strip the mother boards of components.

to give an idea, modern pins like that yield less than 0.5g per pound of pins (old, old pins can yield much more)... so is all that extra work worth <$15 per pound? That is for you to decide.

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