This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How To Recover Gold From Computer Scrap" by sreetips

Unlocking Gold: Extracting Gold Foils from Computer Scrap

TLDRIn this video, we extract gold foils from computer scrap using acid peroxide solution. We demonstrate how to dissolve base metals and release the gold foils, as well as rinse and store them for future use.

Key insights

💰Extracting gold foils from computer scrap can be done using acid peroxide solution.

🔬The acid peroxide solution dissolves base metals and leaves behind the gold foils.

🌊Rinsing the gold foils in hydrochloric acid helps separate any remaining impurities.

💡Storing the gold foils in a solution of hydrochloric acid helps prevent oxidation and preserves their purity.

Gold foils can be collected and refined for future use.

Q&A

How much gold can be extracted from computer scrap?

The amount of gold extracted from computer scrap depends on the quantity and quality of the scrap. On average, about 9 grams of pure gold can be obtained per pound of trimmed fingers.

What is the purpose of the acid peroxide solution?

The acid peroxide solution is used to dissolve base metals and separate them from the gold foils.

Why are the gold foils rinsed in hydrochloric acid?

Rinsing the gold foils in hydrochloric acid helps remove any remaining impurities and ensures their purity.

How should gold foils be stored?

Gold foils should be stored in a solution of hydrochloric acid to prevent oxidation and maintain their purity.

Can the extracted gold foils be used for other purposes?

Yes, the extracted gold foils can be refined and used for various applications such as jewelry making and electronics.

Timestamped Summary

00:08Welcome back to my channel! In this video, we will be extracting gold foils from computer scrap using acid peroxide solution.

03:49We pour a gallon of hydrochloric acid over the trimmed fingers, dissolving base metals and leaving behind the gold foils.

06:26After several days of bubbling in acid peroxide solution, the gold foils start to loosen from the fiberboard.

11:00We rinse the gold foils in hydrochloric acid to remove any remaining impurities.

13:40The gold foils are stored in a solution of hydrochloric acid to prevent oxidation and preserve their purity.

16:26We collect the gold foils and estimate that about 9 grams of pure gold can be obtained per pound of trimmed fingers.

18:24There are still some foils adhering to the fiberboard, so we continue to soak them in acid peroxide solution.

18:51We explain the importance of rinsing the gold foils and storing them in hydrochloric acid to maintain their quality.