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Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by Golithion
that is the 200 billion dollar question is there or is there not gold bars in that amount in there. If no one can see, touch it, or feel it as far as we the people know it could be lead bars painted, or gold plated. or there could be just a note.
Originally posted by Golithion
So what is all those shining bars of gold that you can find plenty of pictures of? Are you saying they are just painted lead or what? Hell you can even visit the depository and check for yourself www.radclifftourism.org...
In October of 2009 the Chinese received a shipment of gold bars. Gold is regularly exchanges between countries to pay debts and to settle the so-called balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government asked that special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars. In this test, four small holed are drilled into the gold bars and the metal is then analyzed. Officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake. They contained cores of tungsten with only a outer coating of real gold. What’s more, these gold bars, containing serial numbers for tracking, originated in the US and had been stored in Fort Knox for years. There were reportedly between 5,600 to 5,700 bars, weighing 400 oz. each, in the shipment!