How much gold is in an average computer microprocessor?

Answer A Pentium 4 processor has 478 pins, each coated with .2 micrometers of gold and around 2 millimeters high. This works out to about .000444 grams of gold per processor.Source:Intel Datasheet for the... Read More »

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Are the pins in computer processes really gold, or are they just gold plated?

That depends. Now-A-Days they are only gold plated for cost reasons, thats why components are now priced cheaper. Back in the day, processors & such were made of 24 carat gold & were expensive. Whe... Read More »

What is the average weight of a bar of gold?

According to the United States Mint, the weight of a standard gold bar at Fort Knox, Kentucky, is 400 troy ounces or 27.5 avoirdupois (standard) pounds. (Each avoirdupois pound contains slightly ov... Read More »

What is the average grade of a gold ore?

The grade of gold ore is calculated by determining the proportion of gold contained in the ore and is quoted in grams per ton (g/t). According to, the better South African, underground ope... Read More »

What is the average cost of gold per ounce?

The price of gold fluctuates daily and even by the minute when gold markets are open. As of April 30, 2010 the high price of 1 oz. of gold was $1181.52 and the low was $1162.Source:Goldprice: Spot ... Read More »