My employer routinely destroys old electronic equipment. Some of the
equipment has gold-plated connectors.
I know each metal strip on the connector has just a teeny amount of
gold plating, but there’s a lot of electronic gear.
A little bit of decorative gold accents will go a long way,
particularly compared to paying $1600 an ounce.
I can break off the connectors from the rest of the stuff and crush
those bits fairly easily, so I don’t have to deal with the bulk of
the circuit board, just the bit between the gold plated strips.
Anyone have any ideas on an easy way to separate the gold plating
from the rest of the stuff? Safely and affordably?
I’ve got my copies of Theophilus and Agricola, who both talk about
separating gold from other substances, but those worthy medieval
scholars glossed over the circuit board bits. J
Thanks in advance!