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To: americano who wrote (37)11/15/2006 4:39:52 PM
From: NYBob1
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Origin of World's Largest Gold Deposit Found?
Charles Choi
United Press International Science News

The radioactive decay of metal specks inside South African
gold nuggets may have helped an international team
of scientists determine the origin of the world's largest
gold deposit.
The discovery, described in a recent issue of the
journal Science, not only sheds light on Earth's early
geology, but promises to help future
gold prospecting as well.

"If we can find another one of these giant deposits,
that's at least a half-trillion dollars in today's prices,
if not twice that," said research leader Jason Kirk,
a geochemist at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Group of Microbes Change Dissolved Gold to Solid

Nearly 40 percent of all gold mined during recorded history
has come in the past 120 years from "the Rand"—the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa.
Scientists estimate roughly one-third of the world's
gold resources still lie unmined in the nine million
acres of this ancient lake or sea bed, whose name
means "ridge of white waters" in Afrikaans.

The origin of these rich deposits has proven controversial.
Two theories prevailed, Kirk explained.
The placer model says the gold is older than surrounding
rock, having washed into the basin from rivers and streams
from surrounding mountains and highlands, much as the gold deposits in California that triggered the gold rush there
The hydrothermal model, on the other hand, says the hot
spring fluids deposited the gold inside the rocks.

To resolve the controversy, Kirk and colleagues in
Australia and Britain decided to determine the age of
the gold itself.
If the gold is older than the rocks in which it is found,
then the rocks must have built up around the gold,
bolstering the placer model.
If the gold is younger than the rocks, that means it must
have seeped in with fluids, supporting the hydrothermal
"Gold is never pure.
It always has something in it," Kirk said.

Two elements sometimes found inside gold, rhenium and
osmium, help serve as a radioactive clock.
Rhenium naturally decays into osmium over very long spans
of time—it takes about 42.3 billion years for half of a
sample of rhenium to transmute, or some 10 times the age
of Earth. By dissolving gold grains in acid and measuring
the ratio of rhenium to osmium inside the sample,
scientists can determine the gold's age.

It turns out gold from three places in the Rand is three billion years old, "a quarter of a billion years older
than its surrounding rock," Kirk said, thus supporting
the placer model.

This "should put to rest a debate that has been going on
for a century, as for the first time the age of the gold
itself is nailed down and not just indirectly implied,"
said geochemist Hartwig Frimmel, of the University of
Cape Town in South Africa.

Also, the unique rhenium-osmium ratio the investigators
found means the gold comes from the Earth's mantle,
not its crust.
The gold in the Rand, therefore, may originate in
volcanic pebbly rocks known as komatiites, as opposed
to granite from the crust, Kirk explained.
Such information should help direct gold prospecting.

"(This) gives clear direction on future exploration
initiatives in search for Witwatersrand-type gold
deposits elsewhere," Frimmel said.

Kirk's team plans to look at other gold deposits around
the world to get a broader picture of how they form.
It still remains an open question as to why the Rand's
deposit is so extraordinarily huge.
Kirk theorizes the Rand gold's origins in the mantle may
have helped it survive intact, while gold from the crust
gets diluted easily over time.

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To: NYBob1 who wrote (44)11/15/2006 6:12:07 PM
From: SG
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Interesting post.


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To: NYBob1 who wrote (44)12/10/2006 6:57:22 PM
From: americano
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MGMX or not there sure is slow on silcon boards

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To: rrufff who wrote (42)12/11/2006 7:46:01 AM
From: shortsinthesand
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rrufff, I see this recently had a 1 for a 1000 RS and it is still sub sub penny trading with extremely high volume.

Current Capital Change:
shs decreased by 1 for 1000 split
Record Date:
Pay Date: 2006-02-07

Lots of name changes:

Company Notes:
Formerly=CADItec International, Inc. until 5-04
Formerly=AMC American Music Corp., Inc. until 10-04
Formerly=Mercantile Gold Co. until 2-06
Formerly=Anglo Andean Mining Co. until 4-06
Note=company also located at: Carrera 46 # 7, 227, Medellin, Colombia

I say this meets the criteria to be on the Spam Scam front running busters list...

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To: shortsinthesand who wrote (47)12/11/2006 9:23:48 AM
From: rrufff
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Made one successful trade on it - but probably will stay away at this point- the chart looked like dilution and dumping to me.

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To: rrufff who wrote (48)12/11/2006 10:08:09 AM
From: shortsinthesand
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Yes I have to agree the chart looks like a serious diluter!

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To: shortsinthesand who wrote (49)12/11/2006 10:51:20 AM
From: rrufff
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Have you seen spam on it? BTW - you do realize that doesn't show quotes when a stock is unsolicited. It does not necessarily mean that they are promoting.

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To: rrufff who wrote (50)12/11/2006 11:55:13 AM
From: shortsinthesand
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rrufff, I am working on researching it currently... by the way, I am a little worried here. No sign of jmhollen for 11 days now. I hope that he is OK.

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To: shortsinthesand who wrote (51)12/11/2006 1:58:58 PM
From: rrufff
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Why would you ask me? He probably wouldn't have liked our posts on this board. You guys seem to know more about him than I do. It seems that a great pecentage of the posts on certain boards are about him for some reason. Maybe he changed his ID? We both know people who do that all the time. Didn't you have another ID here? Why did you change it?

One wormstyle poster on RB that is followed by many on the "bash side," gets booted every week or so and then creates another one, with more lies and personal attacks. LOL..

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To: shortsinthesand who wrote (51)12/11/2006 6:51:44 PM
From: rrufff
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Here's that example of a multiple alias poster on RB. This poster is also NASD fined and suspended. Just for your information.

All booted except for the current RB ID.

IanBrown on IHub and worm_06 on SI

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