# How much is the gold in a cell phone worth?

## How do you get the gold out of a cell phone?

The amount of gold in a smartphone depends entirely on its size and model. Ordinarily, any smartphone has 1/30 of a gram of gold, worth about two dollars. A common claim is, you can extract gold of a higher percentage from a smartphone than you can from a mined ore.

around 0.034g

## How do you extract gold from a cell phone?

RegionPriceNorth America, US East Coast$4.25 per LbUS Midwest, US West Coast$4.25 per Lb

## What is the scrap value of a cell phone?

When you look at your cell phone or smartphone next time, think of this: it has gold in it. Because it is does not corrode or rust, gold is used in those tiny connectors on the integrated circuit (IC) boards that make your cell phone such a marvellous device.

## How much gold can be extracted from a mobile?

Brussels-based technology company Umicore told the BBC you can actually get this amount of gold from just 35 phones. To look at it another way, Umicore says a tonne of old phones (weighed without their batteries) yields about 300g of gold

## Which part of mobile contains gold?

When you look at your cell phone or smartphone next time, think of this: it has gold in it. Because it is does not corrode or rust, gold is used in those tiny connectors on the integrated circuit (IC) boards that make your cell phone such a marvellous device.

## How do you get gold out of cell phones?

It takes a ton of ore to get 1g of gold. But you can get the same amount from recycling the materials in 41 mobile phones. This seems to be largely correct, whether the commissioner was talking about an imperial ton, or a metric tonne (one is 1,016kg, the other 1,000kg).