Comment: This blew my mind...

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This blew my mind...

http://www.herebeanswers.com/2009/10/process-of-turning-merc...

I'm sure this has made it's way on to the DP somewhere, but, with today's technology, we can actually turn mercury (cheap), into gold. The process is very expensive, but, there is a cost threshold where it might start to make sense.

The process has to do with removing a proton from a special type of mercury, one way with high voltage, another with radiation.

Here is a link from modern marvels, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErJDjovfdn0.