Gold – Geology 101 part 1 of 2
In this video I briefly describe the origins of gold. At least an outline of current science about gold. Trust me, you wouldn’t want me to go up and down the detailed physics of Silicon fusing and forming Nickel 56 which radioactively decays to Iron (Fe)…
OK, I’ll let up 😉
To understand gold better I will show you about the special, extreme energy furnace that is required to convert lighter elements into gold.
The things this video will show you are:
- The helium fusion main star sequence has a huge problem making gold.
- The amazing energy feat that is required to forge gold, 10^28 what?
- Then you’ll see yet another way gravity affects gold.
- What element is fused last in the main sequence star?
How does this impact your finding gold?
Take a look at the answer to – “Where does gold come from?”
Previously I mentioned the “Gold Prospectors Handbook” – by, Jack Black – I’ll keep referring to it as we continue the gold prospecting video series. If you want an indicator of prospecting value; my copy’s all dog eared, scribbled in and coffee stained after years and years of service. In fact I’m looking at ordering a new copy as soon as I wear this one out.
As seen in this video and recommended by Prospector Jess.
By popular request: Get your copy of the gold prospector’s handbook – click here
Alternate source: Gold Prospectors Handbook
By the way… Geology Video Part 2 of 2 is found here