Gold is currently trading for over $1,300 per troy ounce, platinum for over $1,500, and rhodium for over $1,100.
Silver, in contrast, is trading at about $21.
In light of those statistics, it’s tempting to think that you’re likely to get a lot more money by recycling gold, platinum and rhodium than you will ever get from recycling silver. But that kind of thinking is a mistake, because silver is contained in a surprising number of items that you could have on hand.
All you need is a top silver refinery to extract a lot of value from items like these . . .
- Anode slimes, including those that are by-products of copper refining and smelting
- Electrolytic silver flake, found in silver recovery columns, residues left over from film processing, and other sources
- Photographic and x-ray films of all kinds
- Silver alloys that are found in silver inks, silver tungsten contacts and elsewhere
- Silver cadmium compounds that are found in silver contacts, silver brazing wire, and elsewhere
- Silver plated scrap items like tableware and cutlery
- Silver salts that are used in many photographic processes
- Used silver sputtering targets that have finished their useful lives on your production lines
- Electrical components, including industrial fuses. (See the video above.)
Wise Recyclers Don’t Overlook Silver
If you have quantities of those items, please remember that they could be worth much more money than you expect – even though they are made of silver, not gold, platinum, rhodium, or another more glamorous precious metal.
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