You've surely heard that inside your iPhone, TV, and power drill sit fragments of valuable metals, and that our hunger for new gadgets is depleting the world of its very limited supply. But you've probably never actually seen those chips of gold or tantalum. Well, here they are.
Screw the stock market, screw cash monies, I'm putting everything I have in gold. And you know where you can pan for gold these days? Your old computer. There's always been tiny traces of gold (some as thinner than human hair) on the circuit boards. Just rip 'em and melt 'em for a gold nugget.
For the first time ever, gold has passed the $1500-per-ounce mark, and has been riding high for a very long time now. This incredibly high price has lead to a leap in scams taking advantage of people's interest in the precious metal, and a major increase in the amount of mining going on — to the detriment of the…