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Originally posted by mordant1
reply to post by 1947flxible
Well, it's heavy, soft and makes a dull thud instead of a ringing note like silver does when you hit it. There are however no ways fo see beneath the surface and prove there is not another similar metal contained within.
When you use a metal tester, it only tests the surface. Likely there is ultrasound technology that can be used to check for non gold cores but I've never seen one. Most simple thing is to cut it open and look which spoils collector value somewhat.
The bigger the bar, the easier it is to hide a surprize center in it.
Gold is not the issue, it is the issue that govt, paid for and catered to in exchange for security and objectivity has not lived up to it's franchise and has cut the public loose while the ruling class themselves climb in the lifeboat that you paid for by money diverted away rom the purpose of keeping the entire nation safe.
[edit on 19-7-2010 by mordant1]
Effectively, the story was trying to say that not only was there little or no US gold at Fort Knox, but the same conclusion might be arrived at with other central banks that had received this fake gold from the US. As proof, the story said that these US government bars had showed up at a (central?) bank in Hong Kong. It was too bad for the story, but there never was any evidence from any source to support the Hong Kong/central bank allegation. As far as I could tell, the Hong Kong thing was all pure and simple unsubstantiated rumor designed to support the 1.3 to 1.5 million bars story.