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Researchers Unearth Bacterium that Produces Pure Gold

Wonder how this would affect a gold standard? :-)

Gold is now being sold at one of its highest rates in years. Wouldn't it be nice if you could figure out a way to make your own gold? Two professors at Michigan State University may have beaten you to it. They have discovered a way to use bacteria to make 99.9% pure gold.

Kazem Kashefi, an assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and Adam Brown, an associate professor of electronic art and intermedia, created a compact laboratory to conduct their experiment. Brown and Kashefi made the gold by combining the bacterium, Cupriavidus metallidurans, and gold chloride. Gold chloride has no real value and is a toxic chemical liquid found in nature. Once it's added to the bacteria, the bacteria ingest all of the liquid's toxins and waste. Then, over the course of a week, the toxic substance becomes a solid 24-karat gold nugget. There's no word yet on the actual value of the gold that's created in the lab. The researchers believe the magic they created in their compact factory happens in nature all the time without human interference.


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I mastered alchemy years ago

I turn worthless fiat paper into pure gold and silver! All they are doing in reality is reclaiming gold from gold chloride. It is not that readily available in nature. It is produced by passing liquid chloride over gold and retaining the diluted gold. The story is about bacterium that can withstand large amounts of toxicity. If this were to be about turning lead into gold another story, but turning gold into gold no big deal. But mark my word if it can be used to bring down the price of Gold, It will be spun

But mark my word if it can be

But mark my word if it can be used to bring down the price of gold, it will be spun.

I'd think so. I hope not, though, because I'm against centralized currency which could come about worldwide only if it's affordable. Also, I would think the method in the article would spurn gold manufacture regulations. This article's substance is groundwork to talk about regulations later, then implement regulations afterward: Influence today contorts into control tomorrow. Control is what the One Worlders want. They want to control. Everyone.

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I know it's the title of the article, but it would be more

accurate to say these bacterium "refine" gold.

Bingo! you nailed it.

Matter is neither created nor destroyed. Just like you can't create carbon, nitrogen or any other element on the periodic table-- you can't create gold! (with the exception of huge amounts of radiation using nuclear physics)

I bet the costs of gold chloride & bacteria lab setup will make this process more expensive than an ounce of gold.

In other news

Ben Bernanke unexpectedly reverses position on gold standard and invests heavily in biochemical research.


Its called Rumpelskilium ...

Rumpelskilium but over exposure could cause you to lose your 1st born.

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No gold is "created" in this process.

It already exists within the compound and is separated/extracted (reconstituted).

There are other techniques used to refine gold from gold chloride, the same can be done with other metal chlorides. In fact, converting the gold to gold metal ions or gold chloride can be part of the refining process.

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If you look on YouTube there are many (basic) examples of how gold can be refined from old computer parts, mobile phones and other gold containing products by using fairly simple techniques.

Amazing nature!

Amazing nature!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Take some Gold Chloride

Take some Gold Chloride add some water, and and a bit of Iron. The Iron will go into solution as Iron Chloride and solid gold will precipitate out.

I have not done this, but I would expect the reaction would happen very rapidly.

Poopin' Gold

The researchers believe the magic they created in their compact factory happens in nature all the time without human interference.

I see no reason why it wouldn't occur in nature.

Fiat: by decree; an authoritative application, an application whose nature is top-down and total.

Gold is located worldwide above and below ground. Because it's natural, it, as oil, Earth will continue to generate it. He who mines gold (but, really, anything used as currency worldwide) controls it and, probably, issues it.

Gold or other thing worldwide used as currency, which currency do you want for your country: worldwide currency vs. national currency, a sovereign currency?

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton

Is that what they are talking

Is that what they are talking about when they say someone is a goldbricker? ;)

lol. I don't know. I've not

lol. I don't know. I've not heard the term gold bricker. lol.

You know when I said I see no reason why gold wouldn't occur in nature, I should have said I see no reason why gold in that method wouldn't occur and continue to occur in nature and that irrespective to that method, Earth has always produced gold. Why wouldn't Earth continue to produce gold?

Anyway, my worry is who mines gold (and silver) because who mines it, controls it. I don't understand why people, particularly freedom people, want a currency without knowing who mines, controls and issues the currency they'd use. To accept using such currency is the entrance of the last phase, or level, of entrapment. That level is the world, the geography concerning mankind. That currency use could be nothing but heavy influence, a manipulation, really, control. That nothing less than influence would be involved in gold's monetary worth means that an entity, a centrality, owns, controls and issues it. The life mankind would be in would be a top-down, outside-inside life which came about from establishing and utilizing top-down, outside-inside and down-top, inside-outside systems (of economy, therefore society) through two or more millennia.

Once a worldwide currency backing or currency exists, the door on mankind will be closed. At least with a government issuing the world currency, whatever it is, it would be tied to The People, their activity, a slowdown of tyranny possibly. Otherwise, if the currency is private centrally whose owner has numerous dispensaries (most of whom of course wouldn't know they're dispensaries) worldwide, tyranny couldn't be slowed. If the currency is connected to The People, at least a pretense of our say-so exists.

*shrugs shoulders at why there are very few DPers and, seemingly, RPers who notice this relationship*

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

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Okay, but how much

does this gold nugget weigh?

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Still gotta

Be harder than printing on paper.