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    Been awhile! Looking for some pricing help on this vintage material. Thanks!

    https://imgur.com/5hE0NMb
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    Hard to say, but the name on the box has alloy in its name. On one of the pictures, the material seems to be two colours and I am not sure neither if that's two smaller parts or just one with some paint or glue. If it is not magnetic, you can try to sell it as aluminum (or shred if magnetic), but it will probably need to be checked with their ray gun to see what kind of alloy it is. Just remember that not every scrap yard are dealing with alloys.
    NEW TO SCRAPPING? READ THIS: Build up your horde of magnetic and non-magnetic metals in two piles until you have a better understanding of the business. Magnetic material has low value and is mostly always steel / shred / short iron. Read old threads about non-magnetic metals and ewaste (and how to sort them), but don't forget that they generally have absolutely no tolerance for contamination (screw / iron / foreign material).

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    So the top of box says Gold Tin, "AU SN"
    So thinking a bit better than Aluminum pricing. Thought maybe some of the escrap buyers could shed some light?
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    A search showed that they should be 80% gold and 20% tin.

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    I'm not an ewaste buyer but i ran across some industrial special application stuff back in the early 80's. It can be kind of a hard sell because nobody knows what to make of it. Each alloy of gold needs it's own special process to recover the gold from the alloy. Something that works for one kind of alloy might not work for another kind of alloy.

    You might try talking with a few of the jewelry dealers or coin shops in your Houston area. See what they make of it. You might try listing it on ebay under the heading of " for precious metals recovery. "

    The main thing is weight. If you only have a few grams then it's probably not worth bothering with.

    Here's a link to something that looks like what you've got. Scroll down the page a bit and you'll see the square thingies. They're used somehow in soldering and brazing ?

    https://tanaka-preciousmetals.com/en...s-for-brazing/

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    So, the golden part is actually gold, not some plated material. Good to know. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cct001 View Post
    From the box look up the patent number.

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    Appreciate it guys!




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