Attempted E-Waste Gold Recovery and References

The video “Attempted E-Waste Gold Recovery and References” is documentation of literally that. While researching issues around e-waste recycling I discovered Youtube videos showing how to chemically isolate gold from scrap electronics. I began dissembling old computers or electronics I found in the building trash and saving anything metallic. While an artist in residence at JTHAR, I attempted to chemically extract gold from the e-waste using household chemical products. The final sample, of a small bead of melted Borox laced with an orange metallic substance, is shown with stop motion photography. The final results are not conclusive. The metal content, less than a gram, is likely gold but has not been tested.