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originally posted by: thesmokingman
So if a city like Atlanta did this and indeed did get 77 million a year, I am sure it would cost a good chunk of that to pay for the miners/equipment and materials needed to successfully mine that. I guess this could create jobs through the private sector, and boost the economy, but I am sure that each individual city would claim ownership and keep the jobs in house. Damn, I would KILL to be the person to come up with the first machine that could sift through the sewage and mine this stuff. That person will be VERY rich if they invented that.
originally posted by: deadeyedick
a reply to: Blaine91555
I think you are right.
However 280$ per ton is far above most traces in other things.
With that concentration perhaps there is a benefit for the effort.
I think some form of electrolsis could work just as it works to create such.