the actual values like education, technology, plants and equipments, work force are still present and available.
Originally posted by TheSparrowSings
Originally posted by tombangelta
i find it sad that in the year 2012 even though money is not based on gold we still consider this metal valuable just because its shiny
It has a heck of a lot more value than the paper monopoly money that we are told is ``real`` currency. Don`t you agree...edit on 23/10/2012 by TheSparrowSings because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Originally posted by KhufuKeplerTriangle
Thank you for posting this article. By the way, did you know that the origin of gold and silver was recently published on many websites and in magazines early this year and late last year -- the scientists think it comes from Novas and Star Fusion events; for example, to produce gold, you need two well-balanced gravitationally-linked stars to slowly fuse together. For some reason this starts the reaction that emits mono-atomic gold and sends those particles flying through space! It could be that many of them coalesce in the magnetic fields near those stars and form the things we call meteors and asteroids; which explains the interest of companies like Planetary Resources in harvesting SpaceRock for gold and other metals and minerals.
I posit that given the right conditions it may be possible to simulate this type of fusion in the laboratory and literally produce gold locally.
The origin of gold is Outer Space? Well, I guess that's one theory. I wonder if it will ever be proven.
We do know of one way gold is made on earth. Gold is made from bacteria.
The gold you see in the photo above was not found in a river or a mine. It was produced by a bacteria that, according to researchers at Michigan State University, can survive in extreme toxic environments and create 24-karat gold nuggets. Pure gold. Accoding to Kashefi, they are doing "microbial alchemy" by "something that has no value into a solid [in fact, it the toxic material they use does cost money. Less than gold, but still plenty], precious metal that's valuable."
The bacteria is incredibly resistant to this toxic element. In fact, it's 25 times stronger than previously thought. The researchers' compact factory—which they named The Great Work of the Metal Lover—holds the bacteria as they feed it the gold chloride. In about a week, the bacteria does its job, processing all that junk into the precious metal—a process they believe happens regularly in nature.
So yes, basically, Cupriavidus metallidurans can eat toxins and poop out gold nuggets.
I hear tungsten makes great anodes for space travel engines.
Originally posted by buddha
I hope they have a use for Tungsten.
because they will get gold plated Tungsten.
Makes me very angry. It's hard to believe what happens in our country.
Originally posted by Razimus
Good luck getting their gold back, the gold market is rough right now, anyone hear about the guy who bought a 18k gold bar by a reputable gold seller in NY and found out only 3k of outer layer gold was what he paid for? It had an internal bar of a metal with similar weight of gold. And another claim is that the US gold reserves are partially filled with similar fillers.
Originally posted by votan
reply to post by Caltrops
the value of gold is just an idea.
When the gold nuclei, traveling at 99.999% of the speed of light, smashed together, the plasma that resulted was so energetic that a tiny cube of it with sides measuring about a quarter of the width of a human hair would contain enough energy to power the entire United States for a year.
Originally posted by pikestaff
Originally posted by EartOccupant
I'm still wondering how they got this much Gold?
Is this pre-WWII Gold or after ?
Germany's gold was shipped to the USA just after the war, (WW2) where they got all there present gold from beats me. Unless its payment for goods.
Originally posted by darkbake
Ha ha, this is going to be a problem. The Federal Reserve has secretly been replacing their gold with gold-painted tungsten for years now. I wonder if they even have any left?