Gold is considered a particularly good conductor, but much of it is never recovered from electronics and reused.
‘Gold is considered a particularly good conductor, but much of it is never recovered and reused. There are a number of ways of separating it and other precious metals from electronics, including smelting through chemicals. The latter involves the use of toxic chemicals, such as cyanide, mercury and hydrochloric acid. Ample protection is needed, but the incentive is clear, andhow-to videos can get millions of page views.’