Urban Mining: An Infographic

March 1st, 2013 by

“Urban Mining” is the term used to describe reclaiming resources such as precious metals from landfills and waste dumps. As high grade ore discoveries become less common, and the sites more remote, urban mining is gaining traction as a viable alternative to traditional ore extraction.  Mining.com shares an informative infographic that explains the concept of recycling the tons of discarded computers, TVs and other electronics for their gold and silver content:

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