Defunct devices now a treasure trove of precious metals for Britain's Royal Mint

Oct 21, 2021
The Royal Mint is using new technology to extract precious metals from defunct devices.
Blank coins that have been produced at the Royal Mint are sorted before being sent to be stamped in the coin press on Aug. 1, 2014 in Llantrisant, Wales.
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As precious metals prices soar, so do catalytic converter thefts

Mar 22, 2021
There's something more valuable than gold attached to the bottom of your car — and it's sparking a crime wave across the country.
A mechanic works on replacing a truck's catalytic converter, an environmental device that contains costly elements.
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There are hidden treasures in our sewage sludge

Apr 8, 2016
Millions of dollars worth of valuable metals end up being flushed down the drain, some coming from our own bodies.
Gold bars.
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The oil man who caused a silver craze - and bust

Oct 22, 2014
Nelson Bunker Hunt bought silver as a hedge against the time's raging inflation

Fixing the fix: Price-setting precious metals in London

Aug 8, 2014
After a series of benchmark rigging scandals, London's gold fix looks tarnished.

Demand for metals may be root of South African workers' unrest

Aug 17, 2012
More than 30 people were killed after police in South Africa fired on striking miners. How might the incident impact the nation's mining economy?

A sure-fire money-maker -- Not!

Mar 6, 2012
Someone in my family plans to invest $300,000 in silver and gold (mostly silver) because he read it's the best place to make money in the next 5 years. Is that correct or is he going to ruin himself??? Please respond!!!! Jessi, Pembroke Pines, FL

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