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Finding Gold in Your Old Cell Phones Iphones Ipads and Pc's

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Michael has been teaching social science economics and ICT since the 1980's.

Finding Gold in Your Old Technology

We live in weird times indeed, when demand for Gold is high and yet prices appear to be falling. Some governments have been caught, dumping gold onto the market to suppress the price.

For probably the first time in recorded history. Gold is actually useful for something other than hoarding.

Gold is in just about every cell phone, computer and many other gadgets, that we all have lying around the house.

Many people are cashing in on this little windfall. Especially some very big recycling companies. So how many old cell phones and computers, have you got taking up shelf space.

If you are looking for gold. Start there first.

From Gold coins to the Treasures of the Varna Necropolis

Krugerrand Fine Gold Coin. Portable wealth is very handy in unstable times

Krugerrand Fine Gold Coin. Portable wealth is very handy in unstable times

Gold objects of desire

Gold objects of desire

Finding Gold in Cell Phones

Gold has been mined and refined for many thousands of years. It has financed the rise of nations.

It's accumulation and possession has led to the subjugation of whole continents and peoples.

So how would you like to 'get in' on the latest gold bonanza, by simply looking for gold in your old cell phones?

Were you aware that there are several precious metals in your old phones.Gold being just one of them.

The new Gold rush, is in your old phone. Many gold recovery companies kept this quiet for as long as they could.

Now that some people are beginning to realise that their old phones may actually be worth more than they thought.

Gold prices could actually rise, if everybody started demanding a better deal on their old technology.

Short history of Gold's allure.

The oldest golden treasure in the world, dating to 5,000 BC, were discovered at the Varna Necropolis Bulgaria (Wikipedia)

Apart from it's use as gold coinage and the odd pocket watch cover, not to mention jewelry for adornment; over the centuries it has been up to now pretty useless for anything else. But as a store of value it is unsurpassed. It is also a great electrical conductor. This is why it used in phones and computer components.

Whenever economies start falling to pieces, and currencies begin to fail, like they are at the moment. Everyone who can, buys gold. The gold business has been around long before the invention of money. It will still be around when money is dispensed with altogether.

Finding Gold Today.

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Satellites, Cell phones and Computers use vast amounts of gold. What effect do you think this is this having on the world's gold supply. The price is shooting through the roof and has been for over 2 years with no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

Meanwhile the phone companies are knocking out new cell phone models every 3 months and what happens to your old cell phone.

It usually gets passed to your mum or dad, sister or brother or worse ends up in the drawer gathering dust. Of course your cell phone provider will offer you an upgrade but is it really a good deal.

You may have had your phone for 2 years in which case you have paid for it twice already. If they offer you some money on your old phone it had better be a good offer, as there are plenty of companies out there who are also after your phones precious metals.

Where's a crow bar when you need one

The UK Crown Jewels

The UK Crown Jewels

Looking for Gold in England?

Gold prospectors in England.

Before we start we better have a chat with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Because she owns the rights to all gold ore in Britain, through her business wing. The Crown Estate who own the rights to all the gold in the UK

Once Her Majesty has kindly given you permission to go a panning and a mining and you still have your head attached to your body.

You then have to get the permission of the person that owns the land where you want to go prospecting and it doesn't end there.

The person who owns the land or streams may not own the rights to the minerals on the land or in the rivers and streams so you will have to hunt them down and get their permission.


OK we have all the permissions we needed now lets head for them thare hills.

Hey don't shoot me. I am just the messenger. This way of getting your hands on some gold is for the birds. We need to gear up and go 21st century on this thing.

The Hobbits Hunt for Gold

Smaug the dragon protects the gold under the mountain.

Smaug the dragon protects the gold under the mountain.

There's Gold In Them Thar Hills

This is how they 'used' to do it before TV, Facetube and the Interweb.

OK Mountains are hard, and the gold is probably in tiny amounts, usually trapped in some other material like quartz, which is also very hard.

Okay so how much gold is there?

Well on average for every 17 tons of gold ore bearing hardish rock, you can expect to extract between .51 to 85 grams of gold.

Now that sounds like a lot of hard work.

OK so how much is that worth. gold price. ($53 a gram at time of publishing)

So 85 grams will earn you about $4,505 well hey that’s not bad? But you did have to knock your pipe out to get at it?

OK so you have to do a lot of digging and crushing, and then some more crushing and melting. It’s going to take some time.

Well how about we think about it a different way. Instead of going through, all that getting of permissions from her Majesty, and then mining, panning and back breaking work.

Try another Solution.

Alternatively when looking for gold, why not have the people deliver to you all their unwanted:-

Cell phones, Computers and other forms of technology that contain gold.

And a whole lot more precious metals and useful stuff, and we give them a couple of bucks for the pleasure.

There is a real gold mine sitting in all those old cell phones and other old technologies that are unloved and unused, in so many millions of cupboards and drawer’s all over the world.

For example. It is estimated that for every 1 usable cell phone, in Britain alone, many people have 3 or 4 old cell phones, sitting around gathering dust when they could be making you cash money.

You don't need me to tell you that things are tough out there, so why are all these precious cell phones not making you some extra cash?

Recycling old cell phones


Recycling everyone's a Winner

“A ton of cell phones can yield as much as 280 grams of gold, about 140 grams of platinum and palladium, and 140 kilograms of copper.

There’s also plastic and glass that can be recycled from used cell phones.”

source pacebutler.

Do the math, it's a load of money.

Going by our earlier calculations of $53 a gram.

Our pile of old cell phones may yield 280 g X $53 = $14,840.

That's $10,000 more that digging it out of the ground or panning a stream.

That’s over three times the money with a fraction of the effort, and that is without having to dig a dirty great big hole in the ground, or stand up to you neck in water all day long.

Secondly that is without counting all the other money, from the other precious metals like palladium, platinum and all the copper wire and the plastic that can be sold for recycling. It’s a win, win, win all round.

You make some easy money, the environment doesn't get ripped to shreds and you are recycling. You are a Green Eco Warrior.

If you still want to go looking for gold, in England in the old fashioned way, then good luck to you.

But you should maybe think of it as a hobby; a reason to get out in the fresh air, because finding gold in England has always been pretty fruitless, as most UK gold is found in North Wales and Scotland.

With precious little in England.

Gold in England

There are more companies than you can shake a stick at, clamouring to buy your old phones, so how much are they really worth?

These phone buying companies are spending a huge amount of money advertising on the TV, Tubeface and the Interknot everyday.You probably know their jingle too! Do Ba, Do BA, Do Ba De Do. etc.

They would not be doing this amount of advertising if there was no money in it. So what are you waiting for. Get your share of the gold rush, cash in today Ka Ching!

Now how can we get our hands on those diamond encrusted, gold and platinum coated satellite’s?

Ding a ling. . . that's my old cell phone, I better just get that.

The New Gold Mine Cell phones

Have You Traded In Your Cell Phone For Cash?

Scrap Gold and Silver plus loads of other precious things

Gold Mine, NC, USA

© 2011 Micheal


Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on March 24, 2018:

Thank you John, it is amazing to think of all those precious metals sitting in these old device's.

To pan in England you will need to contact the Queen for permission.

John R Wilsdon from Superior, Arizona USA on March 22, 2018:

Just wanted to say, another fine review. I enjoyed this so much.

John R Wilsdon from Superior, Arizona USA on March 18, 2018:

This amazed me - "A ton of cell phones can yield as much as 280 grams of gold, about 140 grams of platinum and palladium, and 140 kilograms of copper." When I took your poll, I found 88% of respondents either hadn't sold their phones or had no idea the recycle value. Sounds like a way to make some do-re-me. Good article. Thanks.

John R Wilsdon from Superior, Arizona on February 07, 2018:

I loved this hub. Very interesting and factual. I was curious, without listing all of the applications necessary to pan gold in England, how long might it take for a guy to apply from scratch to being pan approved? My people are all from England, and I thought I would like to visit relatives some day. Wondered if I should bother putting my pan in the suitcase?

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 22, 2013:

Hi Kevin,

It is amazing just how many people have thrown away so much money isn't it?

Hopefully you are better informed now.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 22, 2013:

Hi Tom,

It can be a little challenging for some people to tackle this process.

That's why I suggest trading in your old tech, and let someone else deal with it.

It really isn't that difficult to do it oneself, but I know some people are not up to the job.

Recycling is a good all round solution.

Kevin Peter from Global Citizen on May 20, 2013:

It's a completely new knowledge to me. I never knew that gold could be found in old cell phones and PC's. If I knew it before I would have saved some gold on such items that I had given away free of cost. However it will surely help me in future. Thanks a lot for this informative hub.

Tom Schumacher from Huntington Beach, CA on May 19, 2013:

Interesting hub! I never considered to put forth the effort to strip old cell phones and computers for their precious metals. Have you done this yourself and, if so, what was your experience? It seems recovering gold in this manner requires lots of work, not to mention a myriad of safety concerns. Thanks for sharing!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 12, 2013:

Your welcome StephSev108, have a great week.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 12, 2013:

Hello Marcy,

You would be surprised.

Some of these old phones can be worth $400 - $500, and many people are clueless and think they are just old junk.

Remember the old saying.

'One man's junk is another man's treasure'

This quote was obviously before equal opportunities law came into being :)


Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 12, 2013:

Hi jainismus,

Every little bit helps in todays economy. Thank you for commenting.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 12, 2013:

Hello Jeannieinabottle,

Get those phones recycled. In these cash strapped times, you gotta squeeze every cent out of these old technologies. Go for it :)

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 12, 2013:

Hello pinto2011,

Thank you very much for your comments. It is good that you found it interesting useful and entertaining.

Cash in on this gold bonanza.

Stephanie Marie Severson from Atlanta, GA on May 10, 2013:

Wow that is really amazing. Thank you!

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on May 10, 2013:

Off to look in all those drawers and other places for things I may need to 'repurpose' and put in my bank account. I had NO IDEA cell phones were hidden treasures! Gulp!

Mahaveer Sanglikar from Pune, India on May 10, 2013:

Great information. I knew there is gold in cell phones, but thank you, you gave more information about it.

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on May 10, 2013:

Thanks for sharing this information. I have two old cell phones and had no idea I should be looking to cash in on them. Voted up!

Subhas from New Delhi, India on May 09, 2013:

Hi molometer! Very nice eye-catching hub. Almost instantly your hub forced me to go through the whole content you have written and it is really fun to do so.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 09, 2013:

Every little help Mary and this was a great cause too. Well done.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on May 09, 2013:

Wow! I learn something new every day! I donated a couple of old cell phones to the troops since there was a drive for them in my town.

Great advice. Voted UP and shared.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 09, 2013:

Glad it tickled your funny bone femme, Hubert and I had a great laugh with this hub.

femmeflashpoint on May 08, 2013:

Hubert, you're cracking me up too. ;)

femmeflashpoint on May 08, 2013:


I've learned something and I had fun learning it.

That always happens with your articles.



Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on May 06, 2013:

Hi Brett,

It certainly is an eye opener when you see just how much these old phones are actually worth.

I traded in an old busted up blackberry, a little while back and got $50 for it.

It was just sitting in the cupboard taking up space.

I took it to the phone shop and they just bought it.

No brainer. Ka ching!

Brett C from Asia on May 02, 2013:

This is good advice, written in a humorous way! Old phones can really get you some serious cash!

Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and useful.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 04, 2013:

Hi Steve (poshcoffee)

There are so many companies out there buying up old phones. They are even coming door to door.

I sold an old phone to Carphone warehouse, for £50 just before xmas. No brainer. It was just sitting in my drawer taking up space.

Go for it buddy.

Steve Mitchell from Cambridgeshire on January 01, 2013:

OMG Mike, what a great thing to do. I wondered why old cell phones were in such demand. I knew copper was in demand, but never thought of harvesting it from old electric motors etc. All I need now is a place to cash it all in. Any ideas.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on March 10, 2012:

Hi there Ghaelach,

This is a great idea isn't it. I may do it myself, it is so simple.

Gold trader has a nice 'ring' to it lol

Once you have done the first 50 you should be earning.

Have you linked up your adsense account with webanswers?

If you want to track your earnings check on the accounts page.

This will only show up if you have linked your adsense account.

Have a great weekend too. let me know how you get on!

Ghaelach on March 10, 2012:

Hi Mike.

Been looking at your profile on WebAnswers and spoted your link to this hub on gold.

My first question is to myself. How the hell did I miss this one?

Very interesting info and I'll be dropping by and reading your other suggestions.

How many awards do we need before we start earning on WA?

Take care and have a great Saturday evening.

LOL Ghaelach

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on February 10, 2012:

I hope you liked the videos. We can all do this at home with a little common sense. Easiest way to make money from that old technology cluttering up the place. Thanks.

elikat02 from North Carolina on February 10, 2012:

Very good information!

DeviousOne from Sydney, Australia on February 09, 2012:

I didn't realise the gold in cell phones had much value to them. I always thought it was mostly junk. Nice hub. Very informative all over.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on February 09, 2012:

Thanks Tammy,

I am blushing now! and smiling. Thank you.

Tammy from North Carolina on February 09, 2012:

You are such a great teacher! :)

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on February 09, 2012:

Hi Jessi10,

There is so much money to make from other peoples cast offs. Why not get some for yourself. It is so simple to do. I might even do it myself?

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on February 09, 2012:

Thanks alocsin,

There is a load of money tied up in those little devices that we all have stuffed in the cupboard.

Thanks for SHARING

Jessica Rangel from Lancaster, CA on February 09, 2012:

I liked this Hub very much! I had no idea that there was so much information on this. This was interesting, I had no idea that recycling cell phones could make me money this way. I'm voting this UP and USEFUL! Thank you for writing this!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on February 09, 2012:

Wow, I had no idea. And I thought cell phone recyclers were just doing it for environmental concerns. Voting this Up and Interesting. Thanks for SHARING.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on February 09, 2012:

Check out the new videos on how to get gold from your old phones and computers. It's so easy too.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 27, 2012:

Hello Goodlady,

lol sorry but you did make me laugh out loud. I had the image of 'drawers full of cell phones' pop into my head when I read it and I am not referring to

It made me laugh and for that I thank you. There are so many companies out there, after your old phones, so shop around for the best deal.

Good luck and let us know how you get on next time you are in Italy.

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on January 26, 2012:


I've got drawers full of old mobile phones I knew I was keeping for some reason!

Next time I get back home (to Italy), I'll search out where to cash them in.


Fantastic Hub. Voted Up, Interesting, and useful.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 26, 2012:

Hello Barbara Kay,

There is more gold in 1 ton of cell phones than 1000's of tons of ore.

It is simply far more economical to get it from these old technologies. Than to dig it up.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 26, 2012:

Hello Barbara Kay,

Go flog that old junk and get the cash! Why store this redundant equipment when you can trade it in?

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 26, 2012:

Hello Genesis and KaChing! to your hubby.

Sounds like you have massive customer base down in the USA and based on the comments section here. You could clean up. As few people know about this. It is big business here in the UK already.

I was thinking about old TV's the other day too. All that copper!

Go for it. I want 10 % ha ha.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 26, 2012:

Ha ha DzyMsLizzy, next we take over the world. lol

Check out the online cell phone buying companies. They will even pay the postage. I can't recommend one as that would constitute commercial?

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 26, 2012:

Hello Stephanie Henkel,

Dust off those old cells phones and cash in. It will give you some more space to? lol

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 26, 2012:

Hi freelanceauthor,

It applies to all cellphones in varying degrees. Prices range from a few bucks to £200 here in the UK. As for the environmental aspects? These companies with the boxes outside are not dumb?

freelanceauthor on January 26, 2012:

Wow, interesting hub. No wonder some malls here are placing big boxes with signs to dispose old cellphones without harming the environment. They maybe actually up for the gold other than keeping the environment clean.

Based on your calculation, gold in an old cellphone can even allow you to buy a new one.

I wonder if this applies to all types of cellphones. Voted up. Thanks.

Barbara Badder from USA on January 26, 2012:

It sounds like you need a lot of cell phones though to make any money. How much money do you make per cell phone or computer? I'm interested in seeing.

Barbara Badder from USA on January 26, 2012:

I think you gave me an idea for a new business. I know a family that are millionaires from the scrap metal business. This might be even more profitable. Ha, and I've got two computers here and a cell phone that I didn't know what to do with. Thanks for the interesting info.

Genesis from Canada on January 26, 2012:

My hubby works for a recycling company here in Canada, and this is exactly what they do! There really is gold in your computers, TV's and other electronic items you use daily. Voted UP, and shared, this is very useful information.

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on January 26, 2012:

Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy interestinggggg....

I only recently learned about this--and now, to figure out HOW to extract said gold, and sell it someplace for actual market value, instead of the fractional price that those "we'll buy your old gold..." middlemen will offer... ... Hmmm (I'm in the USA, so things may work differently here...)

Great hub--voted up!

Stephanie Henkel from USA on January 26, 2012:

What an interesting Hub! Being a bit of a pack rat, I know I have a few old cell phones around gathering dust. Now must be the time to try to find out where to sell them. Great info and a fun read, too! Love your wit and presentation of an interesting subject. Voted up and shared!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 21, 2012:

Hi Tammy,

There is some much precious metal in these old phones we have full-on business over here buying them back. Amazing.

Thanks for the link too. Makes perfect sense.

Tammy from North Carolina on January 21, 2012:

Great hub! I never realized there was gold in a cell phone. Very interesting! I am linking this, Thanks!!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 13, 2012:


You are more than welcome. Good luck cashing in that gold!

oliviaharrisbrown on January 13, 2012:


Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 13, 2012:

Good luck oliviaharrisbrown,

We have people coming door to door, asking to buy our old phones and other electronics, so it is a lucrative business. Even small scale.

oliviaharrisbrown on January 12, 2012:

Thanks! I will see what I can find.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 12, 2012:

Hi oliviaharrisbrown,

There are loads of companies on the internet that are doing these deals. I cannot give out commercial companies names here in the comments section. A quick search will find some in your area.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 12, 2012:

Hi PWalker281,

You could but the neighbors may call the environment agency :) It is a messy process. Maybe I'll find a video and put it on the hub.

It's all vats of bubbling chemicals and a big gooey mess.

oliviaharrisbrown on January 12, 2012:

Where can I go to sell my cell phones? Is there a list of businesses online?

PWalker281 on January 12, 2012:

Okay, so I won't be extracting gold from my cell phone or laptop anytime soon :-). Thanks for answering my question.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 12, 2012:

Hello PWalker281,

Thanks for dropping in and asking this interesting question.

It is indeed possible to extract the gold yourself but it is a very smelly process using some hectic chemicals.

This is really a volume business enterprise. If you had say a ton of phones then you could make $1,000's as mentioned above.

Collecting old phones is another viable option as long as you pay less for them than you sell them on for.

There are many companies that will buy your old kit and I would probably go down that route for one or two items.

To get the precious metals etc from one phone or old computer would make some cash but would take some effort so selling on is the best option.

Thanks PWalker281 very interesting and useful comment. Thanks for the Tweet too.

PWalker281 on January 11, 2012:

My relatively new laptop died on me last month, and when I took it into the repair shop, only to be told there was a short in the motherboard and it would be too expensive to fix, the shop owner suggested I bring it in to him to be recycled once I got a new one. I knew I was hanging on to that laptop for a reason!

I know I have an old cell phone packed up somewhere (at least I hope I still have it). Then there's my current one, the batter of which is on its last leg, so I'll be upgrading soon. The question now is, how do you identify the gold in these devices and how do you extract it? Any ideas, molometer??

Very informative and useful (and funny) hub; rated up and tweeted!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 11, 2012:

Hello oliviaharrisbrown,

Well that's a good start then, are you going to cash them in?

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 11, 2012:

Hello rebeccamealey,

We do have gold panning still going on here somewhere in England I seem to recall. It's a day out for the kids and can be a fun day. I had some old scrap gold and took it to the jewelers and they made it into two wrist bangles for my wife.

oliviaharrisbrown on January 11, 2012:

Hey Molometer! I like this article. I have a handful of phones and a handful of chargers I would like to sell.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 11, 2012:

Hello WD Curry 111,

To the victor the spoils I guess. Now I don't want you to get all fired up down there in sunny Florida. Think of all the good things the yanks have given you?

Thanks for the sweet thoughts.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 11, 2012:

Hello Cindy,

Getting the gold etc out of cell phones, is a huge business. It is a business that just has sprung up, in the last few years. It is an easy business to start up I would imagine.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on January 10, 2012:

Amazing facts!I sold some scrap gold over the summer.(broken jewelry). Got a fantastic price. My kids and I went panning for gold last summer in North Georgia. It was fun! No,we didn't find any gold. BUT have not given up!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 10, 2012:

Hi Cindy, I am thinking the exact same thing. It could be a very profitable business. We even have people coming door to door offering cash for phones, so it is easily doable.

WD Curry 111 from Space Coast on January 10, 2012:

See? Here in the South we don't like Yankees. They bombarded our Great Grand Mother when she was on her way to church. Never mind that, the English aristocricy settled our way. They brought the best craftsmen with them. We are reliant upon their descendants to this day.

When the "War Between the States (northern), or "Civil War" (Southern) was over, the norrth ran off with Southern treasures. Gold was one, art was one, turpentine and tar pitch was another. It took England awhile before they realized that tar pitch was obsolete.

I love you, man. I am no tourist!

Cindy Murdoch from Texas on January 10, 2012:

No wander people are handing out postage paid envelopes for us to send them our old cell phones! I think I just found a new line of work "cell phone salvage"!

Who would have thought. Great hub!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 10, 2012:

There is a lot of money in those old phones. They are paying over $200 here for some of them!

Kristin Trapp from Illinois on January 10, 2012:

This was really interesting. I have a few old phones around so I may have to look into this.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on January 10, 2012:

Gold is still going through the roof maybe we should hang on to our old cell phones?

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on December 19, 2011:

Prospecting for gold in England has been revised to

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on December 12, 2011:

Thanks eye say for the FB share.

Yesterday we had a guy handing out flyers in the area offering £950 an ounce for Gold. Also offering money for old phones.

In England we have a mobile/cell telephone company that will buy back your old phone.

It seems everyone is catching on that there is indeed a lot of gold in England stuck in peoples old phones.

eye say from Canada on December 11, 2011:

shared on fb ... great info

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on December 10, 2011:

Time to recycle those cell phones?

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 28, 2011:

Hi again phdast7,

It really is astonishing how much gold is in them thar phones etc and how many of them have probably already found their way to the landfill?

Thanks for the compliments on the hubs and the vote up. Much appreciated.

phdast7 on October 28, 2011:

Who knew? I didn't. Very interesting stuff and you always have a great array of images and picture with your Hubs. Up, useful, funny, and interesting. :)

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 25, 2011:

Thanks Alladream74

Victor Mavedzenge from Oakland, California on October 25, 2011:

An interesting read.Thumbs up

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 23, 2011:

Hi MM and Always

Why not cash in those old phones and buy something nice, glad I could be of service.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 23, 2011:

I had no idea about cell phones having gold. This was a really good interesting article...Cheers

Movie Master from United Kingdom on October 23, 2011:

What a great fun and interesting hub!

Gold in phones...

Loved your choice in photos, voting up!

Hubertsvoice on October 22, 2011:

Yes, it was fun.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 22, 2011:

Hi Jenubouka

yep it true that's where your old phone goes. Each phone has between $50 and $100 of gold and other precious and semi precious metals in it?

So next time you need a quick $50 chop in an old phone?

PS what are good ah ah's?

jenubouka on October 22, 2011:

Oh so that's why they want your old phones, son of a b.... Thanks for good ah ah's, blondes can learn!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 22, 2011:

Hi Seeker7 thanks for the visit glad you liked it.

Ok how many old cell phones have you got lurking around?

And what about all those phone chargers for phones that don't exist anymore or are lost; or just chargers in general.

They are full of copper!

Thanks I'm off to clean out the shed lol

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on October 22, 2011:

I loved this hub! Both funny but also very interesting! It's actually a bit scary when you think about all the unused stuff and rubbish sitting around our homes that could be put to good use and might even have some value somewhere! And to think we could even maybe make a few quid out of it!!! LOL!

Voted up + interesting!

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 22, 2011:

I had such a great time I couldn't put it down, goodnight.

Hubertsvoice on October 22, 2011:

You stayed all night? It's after midnight here, Goonight

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 22, 2011:

Hi Hubert it "was" 6:0 am UK time. lol

Hubertsvoice on October 22, 2011:

3:17 p.m. at the sending of this.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 21, 2011:

Me too, I have to sleep at some stage (pun intended) It's almost 8 am here. Goodnight or is it good evening for you?

Hubertsvoice on October 21, 2011:

OK, I'm Done.

Micheal (author) from United Kingdom on October 21, 2011:

No sweeping up PMSL no really I am

thanks bud your a champ.

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