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Dear Goldologists,

As a sheepy i of course luff gold....gold is my all time favourite yellowy dense metal that's quite inert in a non reactive kind of way (I like platinum too..which is 35 times rarer than gold...did ewe know that ?)

Look here's some gold



Some Gold

nice eh ?...being delivered next Tuesday as ornaments to put around the fire place.


Now then, Gold is like well dense yes ?...denser than iron though not as dense as Platinum !...so..the question that follows applies to platinum too !


What i would like to know is how come there is Gold and platinum relatively near the surface of the planet ?..How come the gold did not fall down to the centre of the planet when it was all hot and bothered and stuff ?

This is what i want to know *le-taps-fingers-on-desk*



I'm an impatient sheepy so if ewe could see your way to answering this before tea time I would appreciate it.


hugs and shmishes


mwah mwah mwah



Neil
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Why Is There Gold Just Beneath The Surface Of The Planet ?
« Reply #1 on: 28/09/2010 13:30:11 »
I think a fair amount of it did sink, which is part of the reason that it is so rare in the crust. It is 60 times more abundant in meteorites than in the crust,
http://www.webelements.com/gold/geology.html
so a lot of it has sunk, just some of it has been brought up in mantle convection or has been associated with lumps of rock which have been at the surface
 

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Why Is There Gold Just Beneath The Surface Of The Planet ?
« Reply #2 on: 28/09/2010 14:51:29 »
I think a fair amount of it did sink, which is part of the reason that it is so rare in the crust.

Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

So should I go panning for gold when there's a volcanic eruption?

I might need a good pair of oven gloves, so I'm off to Ebygumbay to put in a bid.
« Last Edit: 28/09/2010 14:53:19 by Don_1 »
 

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Why Is There Gold Just Beneath The Surface Of The Planet ?
« Reply #3 on: 28/09/2010 15:00:22 »
Dear Goldologists,


Some Gold

nice eh ?...being delivered next Tuesday as ornaments to put around the fire place.

WIFEY!!!!

Where's my stripe tee shirt, mask and swag sack? I've a feeling there could be some profitable work on the horizon.
 

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