Buying gold has moved way past just a hobby. People have turned it into a part-time job. If you have done the same, you may want to look in places where others may not have looked for gold. The following highlight some of the more unusual places you might find gold.
Gold in Computing Devices
Gold is used in computing devices because it does not corrode and it efficiently transmits electrical signals. You can collect a lot of old computer equipment, strip it for parts, and locate the gold in the computer's guts. You will need to scrape or chisel it out of position, or melt it and refine it, if you figure out how to do that. There is also gold inside tablets and laptops, if you know how and where to look for it.
Gold in Old Smartphones
Because smartphones are essentially hand-held computers, there is a very small amount of gold in these as well. You can set up donation machines to collect old phones, or you can buy into a franchise that gives consumers a few bucks in trade for their old smartphones. These franchises involve an automatic collection box crossed with an ATM. Consumers type in what kind of old phone they have, whether or not it has a cracked screen, and the machine then tells them what it is worth. You can "harvest" the gold from the phones you collect, and then either sell the parts or find a recycling company that takes the parts.
Gold in Window Glass
Gold is often annealed into glass to help control indoor temperatures better. You can spot this "gold glass" by its ruby shade when the light hits it just right. You can also go to auction to buy the glass from buildings that have a lot of it, bidding on just the windows alone. If an industrial plant was actually responsible for producing this "gold glass," then you can check the factory dumpsters to see if they have any of this glass thrown away due to defects. Some plants will try to recycle this kind of glass, but most will not because of the effort, expense, and trouble it takes to separate the annealed gold and glass from each other. However, if you have and idea on how you can do that, you can grab up as much of this glass as you can and recycle the gold from it.
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