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Gold in Scrap Cars?

February 24, 2011

Is there gold in scrap cars? We have a Towing and Auto Salvage Business. We scrap cars and trucks all the time. If there is gold in the cars where would it be? I know about Cats.
Just wondering. Thanks for any help.

Mary Lewis
tow company - Washago Canada

February 25, 2011

Hi, Mary.

To my knowledge, except for some possible thin gold plating on small areas of radio and other electronic connectors there is no gold in automobiles.


Ted Mooney,
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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey

February 28, 2011

I do not know about gold, but I believe that there is some platinum and palladium, around one to two grams used for the catalyst converter.

Cair Shishani
aircraft maintenance - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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