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I have just discovered that my HUGE stock pile of accent computer parts may actually be worth something. Old printed circuit boards, and high end boards are covered with GOLD!!!. My question is: How can I tell if a particular bored is made of Gold or something less valuable like copper?

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As I recall the steps for extracting various metals from PCB's is quite complex, they extract the copper, gold, silver etc.

 

You could probably do it but it would be more expensive than the worth of the gold in them.

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"How can I tell if a particular bored is made of Gold or something less valuable like copper?"

Gold is golden in colour whereas copper is copper coloured.

The gold plating is very thin If you are setting up a "collection of the elements" then old circuit boards are one of the few places you will get gold for free.

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