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Russia claims the ability to make gold from coal

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posted on Nov, 21 2016 @ 09:11 PM

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: pheonix358
Gold is pretty darned nonreactive so as an essential trace nutrient....

Yes that is true but ... we don't really know and I would suggest caution before looting the ocean.

People building the first gasoline engine probably never dreamed of the environmental damage their invention would cause in the future. We should learn from history lest we make bigger blunders.

Lead paint as another example.


posted on Nov, 21 2016 @ 10:01 PM
a reply to: CB328

There is also alot of mercury in coal, hope that they can remove it before it is burned and vaporized.

posted on Nov, 21 2016 @ 10:56 PM
The city of London used to recover enough gold from its garbage to pay for processing the not gold from flyash?
They probably just have to put the stuff into settling tanks with noxious poisons to get the gold out....

posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 03:37 AM
Didn't a recent hoax claim russia could turn base metals into gold like with alchemy. Yet they are taking trace amounts from tons of coal lol.
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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 05:35 PM

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: intrptr

They aren't transforming coal into gold.
Yes. That would require a great amount of power and would probably not be economically feasible. As it is, it's maybe break even recycling effort. Too bad they have to burn so much coal though.

If you took a great deal of energy to coal would you not have diamond?
Coal is carbon, so can't be turned into gold. Gold is it's own element Gold is made of... gold.

They did in fact say extract

The Russian experts have learnt how to make gold out of coal. Scientists of the Amur region developed an experimental device which is able of extracting up to 1g of the precious metal from a ton of the burnt fuel.
The researchers have been studying composition of the coal from various fields for 15 years and found out that both useful and harmful components are deposited in filters.
'In case the device entraps even a half - that is about half a gram per ton, the economic effect can be easily figured out. You burn a ton and get 1,500 roubles,' Oleg Ageev, Director General of the Complex Innovative Technologies of the Amur Scientific Centre, said.
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