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Do earthquakes turn water to gold ?


Posted on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Earthquakes could play a significant role in the formation of gold deposits, say researchers.

Gold is deposited when rock fractures filled with water widen during an earthquake and the drop in pressure causes dissolved gold to leak out. While most of the world's gold was formed up to three billion years ago during the formation of mountains the process could occur on a small scale almost instantaneously under the right conditions during seismic activity.

"When we know what forms a deposit, we can go looking for ancillary tell-tale signs of where those kind of mechanisms may have been occurring both in the recent past and through geological time," said Dr. Dion Weatherley. "This may assist in future gold exploration efforts."

"Gold could be deposited almost instantaneously in the Earth's crust during earthquakes, say Australian researchers."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by freetoroam on 18 March, 2013, 22:57
Oh wow, i am getting a bucket filled with water and will be rattling it til it makes me rich!
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 19 March, 2013, 12:48
There is supposed to be huge amounts of gold dissolved in the oceans, it just isn't economically feasible to extract it. Makes you wonder how much gold might be in some of the deep trenches that have seismic activity.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timonthy on 19 March, 2013, 12:56
There is gold in you too! But it's apparently 0.000014% of your mass, so not incredibly economical to extract either! See the Wiki article for composition of the human body: Hey but if you're feeling generous, I'll take yours if you want to give it up?!
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam on 19 March, 2013, 13:23
i am sure if there was a way to get it, Mr Cohen would have found it by now, they will buy the whole area and get it dug up and shipped off the Antwerp ASAP.
Comment icon #6 Posted by regeneratia on 19 March, 2013, 17:20
Oh how interesting!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lava_Lady on 20 March, 2013, 9:18
LMAO!!! Let us know how all the shaking is going!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Lex540 on 20 March, 2013, 10:56
so can i make gold if i have water and make my own earthquake.
Comment icon #9 Posted by BrownHoward on 18 April, 2013, 10:44
Hey,I didn't knew it but as gold is getting expensive day by day so artificial earth quake can be done by people to make gold for themselves in large scale.
Comment icon #10 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 20 April, 2013, 13:04
Gold is getting cheaper, losing value Will take you millions of years just by yourself!! goodluck!!!
Comment icon #11 Posted by freetoroam on 20 April, 2013, 17:27
Not after a few Jack Daniels the night before.


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