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Alchemist's Dream -- Real Gold


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The alchemist's dream of turing lead in to gold is here - sort of.  The gold below was produced by a bacteria that, according to researchers at Michigan State University, can survive in extreme toxic environments and poop 24-karat gold nuggets. Gold standard here we come :)

 

http://gizmodo.com/5948739/researchers-discover-bacteria-that-can-produce-pure-gold?utm_source=io9.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation

 

http://s14.postimage.org/np9my571t/Screen_Shot_2012_10_03_at_10_16_03_PM.png

 

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JEast

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Even for entertainment purposes this post scores as simply retarded. The bacteria is is simply a form of liberating gold from sulphides no different than the cyanidation process. You need to have gold at a certain crustal abundance that is economic (in this case it would have to be way in excess of what is required for cyanidation) for the process to occur. In other words you completely misunderstood and misrepresented what you posted.

 

This process is well known and is called bioleaching (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioleaching)

 

There is actually a company on the TSX called Rebgold (RBG) http://www.reb-gold.com/s/Overview.asp that has a working prototype. We invested in the company way back when it was called Bactech.

 

This is the problem with the world today. Media searching for sound bites and gullible sheep that swallow prior to developing sufficient knowledge on a topic.

 

On a brighter note, the debates just concluded and its pretty obvious that Romney demonstrated why he should be elected.

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Did you even follow through to this "research"?

 

http://news.msu.edu/story/superman-strength-bacteria-produces-gold/

 

This whole thing was meant to be an art exhibit in the first place here is a direct quote from the Michigan University Website:

 

it would be cost prohibitive to reproduce their experiment on a larger scale, he said. But the researchers’ success in creating gold raises questions about greed, economy and environmental impact, focusing on the ethics related to science and the engineering of nature.

 

In addition, the artwork consists of a series of images made with a scanning electron microscope. Using ancient gold illumination techniques, Brown applied 24-karat gold leaf to regions of the prints where a bacterial gold deposit had been identified so that each print contains some of the gold produced in the bioreactor.

 

These "scientists" should spend more time learning about geology and metallurgy and should consider changing their majors to engineering if they want to be serious about extracting gold from the earth.

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I like feisty....feels like it is Time to make money! Whenever I get a little grumpy....alchemy.

 

Ericopoly and I got into a little jousting a couple of years ago and it worked out very well for us both in Fairfax dollars...

 

 

Dazel.

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Well, I, for one, thought it was classic!!

 

I shat some gold this morning too -- I no longer flush, of course (no Bill Gates toilet for me).

 

Me too.  I've been taking the gold producing probiotics for years.  It's where I get money to invest from.

Some people are good at flushing their wealth down the toilet, others at flushing it out from the toilet.

 

 

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