Breaking News
Loading...

EARTHQUAKES TURN WATER INTO GOLD!

EARTHQUAKES-GOLD
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's gold deposits.

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.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

 
Toggle Footer