Gold recycling; a materials flow study

Open-File Report 2000-195



This materials flow study includes a description of trends in consumption, loss, and recycling of gold-containing materials in the United States in 1998 in order to illustrate the extent to which gold is presently being recycled and to identify recycling trends. The quantity of gold recycled, as a percent of the apparent supply of gold, was estimated to be about 30 percent. Of the approximately 446 metric tons of gold refined in the United States in 1998, the fabricating and industrial use losses were 3 percent.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Gold recycling; a materials flow study
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2000-195
DOI 10.3133/ofr00195
Edition -
Year Published 2000
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description ii, 9 p. :ill. ; 28 cm.