posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:29 PM
This is random, but as I was talking about before, I keep thinking back to one of Tesla's devices that would break apart rock for mining (having
trouble finding a link where I first read about this, but it's what really got me into resonance).
Originally posted by Bedlam
Finally, the material has to be brittle - that is, while it returns the energy of deformation efficiently, it will also fail catastrophically for even
small total deformations.
Quartz is everywhere in the earth and it takes a lot of force to break apart physically. Most of the energy needed in mining is from blasting the
rock and crushing/grinding the rock, and gargantuan amounts of energy worldwide could saved if we could use resonance to break apart that quartz.
When you say the material has to be brittle, I thought of quartz. I also know that quartz is used for the electrical resonance like in LC circuits,
so I'm pretty certain there was something to Tesla's mining device.
I know there is some attenuation of a signal through the earth that would alter the resonant frequency of a signal, making it difficult to use
resonance to shake apart quartz, but any thoughts on this device? If someone made this, they would dramatically reduce the costs of mining many
things (like copper, gold, iron, etc.) by orders of magnitude and probably spark an energy revolution because the costs to produce most physical goods
would be driven so low.