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Boliden to lead among companies in the world to extract gold from electrical scrap
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Mining company, Boliden is about to become the world's largest recyclers of gold, silver and copper from discarded computers and mobile phones. After the end of the year, a new furnace will be in operation and in the company each year is pitted to obtain three tons of gold from various circuit boards.

Reports hold that two thirds of all the gold that the company produces comes from recycling. The majority are from electronic waste.

The new furnace is now being put in place. It is a giant of 200 tonnes and a height of seven feet. The old furnace, which has made Boliden one of the world's two largest recycler of precious metals and copper from electronic scrap, seems small compared with the new one.

Circuit boards, especially from mobile phones, are even better than a very real gold mine.
“For us it is cheaper to use the boards as source of raw materials than to start from ore that comes directly from the mine. The circuit boards contain many times more gold than the gold-rich mines of South Africa,” said Sundqvist, an authority of the company to the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.

It is estimates that 200,000 tons of electronic waste will be collected from the European market every year and it is the main part of the electronic waste which is then melted in the world.
By Scancomark.se Team

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