Earthquakes turn water into gold

A new theory based on a simple but viable geologic model claims that over 80 percent of all commercial gold deposits were formed in a flash. Gold seams are formed when mineral-rich waters flow through networks of cracks in rocks some 5-30 km deep. But the exact mechanism through which the gold is deposited is [...]New theory suggests gold deposits were formed as a result of earthquakes is a post from ZME Science. (c) ZME Science - All Rights Reserved. Thank you for being a subscriber, Download your very own FREE copy of our recently released e-book "Our Incredible World, Like You've Never Seen It Before". Follow ZME Science on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Earthquakes turn water into gold

GOLD RUSH: Gold could be deposited almost instantaneously in the Earth's crust during earthquakes, say Australian researchers.

Sun 17 Mar 13 from ABC Science

Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold, Tue 19 Mar 13 from Discovery News

Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold, Sun 17 Mar 13 from Livescience

Striking gold: Earthquakes deposit precious metal

Solid gold can be deposited in Earth's crust "almost instantaneously" during earthquakes, said a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday.

Sun 17 Mar 13 from Phys.org

Gold seams form in an earthquake-powered flash

The process that concentrates gold into mineable deposits has puzzled geologists for years – they may have found a shuddering solution

Sun 17 Mar 13 from Newscientist

Earthquakes make gold veins in an instant

Pressure changes cause precious metal to deposit each time the crust moves.

Sun 17 Mar 13 from Nature News

ScienceShot: Earthquakes Deposit Gold in Fault Zones

Tons of the precious metal can be generated over thousands of years

Sun 17 Mar 13 from Science Now

Earthquake flash creates gold deposits

A team of geologists have studied earthquakes to find out how they produce gold deposits.

Mon 18 Mar 13 from Dvice

Eureka! Earthquakes give us gold

Gold precipitates as water turns to steam, researchers say.

Mon 18 Mar 13 from USA today

New theory suggests gold deposits were formed as a result of earthquakes

A new theory based on a simple but viable geologic model claims that over 80 percent of all commercial gold deposits were formed in a flash. Gold seams are formed when mineral-rich waters flow ...

Mon 18 Mar 13 from ZME Science

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