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22 Kg of Gold, 79 Kg of Silver 'Mined' From Cell Phones

Offbeat  (tags: recycle, used cell phones, recovered, gold, silver, 70 million yen, Japan, urban mines, the Economy Trade and Industry Ministry )

- 3423 days ago -
A total of 22 kilograms of gold, worth about 70 million yen, was recovered from used cell phones that had been collected in a campaign by the government, the Economic, Trade and Industry Ministry announced Friday.


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Past Member (0)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 5:57 pm
it takes too much to get it out.

Erin R (181)
Saturday March 6, 2010, 6:04 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing!

chris b (2474)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 1:37 am
There's gold in them there cells! Sadly one of the problems of extracting stuff from redundant electronics is the cost of getting at the stuff! Any improvement in recycling this huge junk pile world wide has to be good news!

. (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 1:56 am
thannnxxx with the amount of cell phones that one goes through in their life time perhaps it would b worthwhile to invest in recycling lol.... sherbet did not know that they had that valuable content in them
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