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Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold
NBCNews.com ^ | 17 March 2013 | Becky Oskin

Posted on 03/17/2013 6:11:11 PM PDT by zeestephen

Water in geologic faults vaporizes during an earthquake, depositing gold. This model provides a quantitative mechanism for the link between gold and quartz seen in many of the world's gold deposits.

(Excerpt) Read more at science.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquakes; geology; gold; goldbelt; science
About 6 miles below the surface, under incredible temperatures and pressures, water carries high concentrations of carbon dioxide, silica and gold.

During an earthquake, faults suddenly open wider.

It's like pulling the lid off a pressure cooker: The water inside the void instantly vaporizes, flashing to steam and forcing silica, which forms the mineral quartz, and gold out of the fluids and onto nearby surfaces.

1 posted on 03/17/2013 6:11:11 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: jiggyboy
PING.
2 posted on 03/17/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: zeestephen

Giant meteor hits Earth ~ you get a tremendous amount of new faulting ~


3 posted on 03/17/2013 6:19:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: zeestephen
H2O -- > Au

It's science. It's journalism. It's amazing!!

4 posted on 03/17/2013 6:21:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: zeestephen

So does this mean we can create gold in an earthquake mimicked experiment?


5 posted on 03/17/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: jiggyboy; PA Engineer; blam; TigerLikesRooster; Cheap_Hessian; CJinVA; Jet Jaguar; ...

Goldbug ping.


6 posted on 03/17/2013 6:23:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: muawiyah

That’s a great stock tip.

The next time a meteor threatens, I’m going to short gold AND short the human race.


7 posted on 03/17/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: ClearCase_guy
DHMO → Au

The EPA ain’t gonna like this.
8 posted on 03/17/2013 6:25:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: zeestephen
A twofer!

This means that all the gold in the gold belt from Georgia to Pennsylvania ~ along the fault lines of a meteor that hit the Delmarva peninsula about 35 million years ago ~ has not yet been found.

I'm renting a backhoe to dig into the backyard tomorrow!!!!

A Virginia nugget: >http://www.goldmaps.com/virgina.gif

9 posted on 03/17/2013 6:32:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
A Virginia nugget...

Is that legal? cause it looks somewhat like a handgun....

10 posted on 03/17/2013 6:42:29 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I'm old enough to remember these bumper stickers in '64.


11 posted on 03/17/2013 6:47:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: C210N

They have a toasted nut ginormous cruler cross with a doughnut hole thing at Dunkin Donuts ~ looks just like that one!


12 posted on 03/17/2013 6:50:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: zeestephen

The Lost Dutchman found gold but it wasn’t his fault.


13 posted on 03/17/2013 7:14:32 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: zeestephen; SunkenCiv

in other words the water is not turned into gold, it is vaporized and the mineral deposits are left behind, including gold. The gold already existed and is not actually created in this process.

Hence the headline is garbage


14 posted on 03/17/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
"...in other words the water is not turned into gold, it is vaporized and the mineral deposits are left behind, including gold. The gold already existed and is not actually created in this process."

Not much different than the environ-Nazis claiming that coal-fired power plants "create" mercury. Mercury's an element - it would take reassembly of an atom to create it! needless to say, in the dumbed-down America, many fall for the BS.

15 posted on 03/17/2013 7:32:42 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: meyer

bump


16 posted on 03/17/2013 7:34:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

Go Barry!


17 posted on 03/17/2013 8:05:09 PM PDT by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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To: muawiyah

Oooh, almost made this a catastrophism topic!


18 posted on 03/17/2013 8:40:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BipolarBob

Witty :O)


19 posted on 03/17/2013 11:19:46 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: zeestephen

I’ve heard estimates that only 5% of the gold has been discovered, 95% remains to be recovered.


20 posted on 03/18/2013 1:24:51 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: B4Ranch
Wish he could be brought back to life. We need him now. :)


21 posted on 03/18/2013 3:17:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: muawiyah

———has not yet been found——

Au contraire mi amigo ( a little frogmex lingo there) think Charlotte NC and the creeks dumping into the present Lake Norman. There is the ancient fault bleeding gold. Ditto Franklin


22 posted on 03/18/2013 4:16:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: bert

The rings around the crater are enormous ~ it’s huge! There’s more than one ring. Every ring represents a fault or two.


23 posted on 03/18/2013 6:21:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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