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Originally posted by Benchkey
I think it prudent for all of us to have at least a hundred ounces of
silver put away for a rainy day. More if you have the scoots.
Today a hundred ounces of silver would be over $3,000. It won't buy
you a car, but sure could help feed the family if our US Dollar collapses.
Originally posted by Maarhuis
i was in Value village 2 days ago and asked my buddy that we should by this old silver junk and melt it down and get some extra cash, problem was i didnt no how to do it, he replied "well, you wont get nothing for it or everyone would be doing it," thats as far as the interest went. until your post today, im pumped, im going to do it. Also i play a online video game called EVE, space explorartion, and in the game you reprocess asteroids to get the raw materials and then get cash to buy, of course guns and ammo, i thought, i spend hours a day playing this game i should b out doing this for real. now i can.. thanks bro awsome post, you have got to do the gold also.
Originally posted by ANNED
Originally posted by hawkiye
Great thread and thanks for posting it! Some questions. What if the silver is mixed with other metals beside just copper will the same procedure work? Also what about circuit boards is it worth the trouble and will the non metallic parts of the board be a problem or is that a whole different procedure?
Look forward to your tutorial in refining Gold.
Computer boards are not worth it in small amounts but back when i was mining we use to run computer board through the mill along with the gold ore and use it to improve the grade of low grade ores.
Computer boards are soft compared to the quartz that gold is found in and we ground up both to around salt size and ran it across a jig table and then took the concentrate and ground it to flour size with a small amount of mercury to collect the gold and silver.
Computer boards run about a ounce of gold per ton except for boards like old IBM mainframe boards that may run 2 to 3 ounces per ton gold and there is a good silver content and a small amount of platinum in some.