U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 00-195-A, Online release 1.0


Gold Recycling -- A Materials Flow Study


Earle B. Amey



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.

This report has been superseded by Circular 1196-A

For questions about the content of this report, contact Earle B. Amey

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