Science and Technology : Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Science,




    ... True or false Family?

    I say false, besides, who wants to exchange an earthquake for such a tiny amount of gold?


    Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold


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    The tyrannosaur of the minerals, this gold nugget in quartz weighs more than 70 ounces (2 kilograms).


    Earthquakes have the Midas touch, a new study claims.
    Water in faults vaporizes during an earthquake, depositing gold, according to a model published in the March 17 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. The model provides a quantitative mechanism for the link between gold and quartz seen in many of the world'sgold deposits, said Dion Weatherley, a geophysicist at the University of Queensland in Australia and lead author of the study.
    When an earthquake strikes, it moves along a rupture in the ground — a fracture called a fault. Big faults can have many small fractures along their length, connected by jogs that appear as rectangular voids. Water often lubricates faults, filling in fractures and jogs.
    http://news.yahoo.com/earthquakes-turn-water-gold-180356174.html

    Peace In,


     
  2. Kemetstry

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    The science seems to be sound. Thus the trick is to know where to look







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    I say false, I don't think so. I'm reading it, but I'm not buying it. :D Earthquakes aren't made to profit, exactly, but made for warning and leveling the foundations (and egos) of men.
     
  4. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    But there's disagreement in the ranks Kemetstry, the W's seem to think differently; and yes, it would take a trick to find it... :rofl:

    "To me, it seems pretty plausible. It's something that people would probably want to model either experimentally or numerically in a bit more detail to see if it would actually work," Wilkinson told OurAmazingPlanet.


    While scientists have long suspected that sudden pressure drops could account for the link between giant gold deposits and ancient faults, the study takes this idea to the extreme, said Jamie Wilkinson, a geochemist at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, who was not involved in the study.

    Weatherley said the amount of gold left behind after an earthquake is tiny, because underground fluids carry at most only one part per million of the precious element. But an earthquake zone likeNew Zealand's Alpine Fault, one of the world's fastest, could build a mineable deposit in 100,000 years, he said.

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    No one has disproven it





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  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    There's nothing to disprove Kemetstry, maybe you skimmed over this unbiased viewpoint without giving it a fair read:


    While scientists have long suspected that sudden pressure drops could account for the link between giant gold deposits and ancient faults, the study takes this idea to the extreme, said Jamie Wilkinson, a geochemist at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, who was not involved in the study.


    (Same link source in original post...)



    Geochemistry is the science that uses the tools and principles of chemistry to explain the mechanisms behind major geological systems such as the Earth's crust and its oceans.[1] The realm of geochemistry extends beyond the Earth, encompassing the entire Solar System[2] and has made important contributions to the understanding of a number of processes including mantle convection, the formation of planets and the origins of granite and basalt.[1]

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    I'm just saying a plausible theory was offered. When one gets guts enough to go thru an active fault, we'll see





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  8. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    This is much better and nothing like the assertiveness previously stated before:



     
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    In your opinion





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    Not just an opinion was expressed Kemetstry, but facts were provided in you own words in sequence below... :rofl:





     
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