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    Separate IC from different grades

    I have snapped open a few IC chips from CRTs and don't see any gold in them. Now I won't lie I have not broken any from high grade boards as of yet. I was just wondering if you keep your low grade stuff separate from your high grade? I am not talking boards just the different chips. If you do what parts do you keep apart.



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    I don't, personally. Part of the reason being I don't have the room to store all the different grades, etc. The other reason being it is more time to separate. General rule of thumb- more time, less profit. More space used, less profit. That's how I operate. "How do I separate the usual good stuff the fastest, while churning out material just as fast?" That's how I role. Just my 2 cents.

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    According to Ebay sold listings, low grade IC chips are $7 /lb right now ...
    The issue is - not all ICs have gold in them, most of the common ones only have a few milligrams of gold tracing.

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    If you're doing it to assay or for your refining maybe it's useful. The IC chips from different generations of RAM, for example, have different recovery rates. But if you're shipping to a buyer and don't have very large quantities it's probably not worth the time

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    TY all for replies they really help.


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