Newton's Alchemy?

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I can't tell if quantumcarl is being serious or not. Are you being sarcastic? Gold is not formed by volcanos. I don't know if any radioactive element decays into gold, but I don't think so. I think the only place gold is formed naturally is in a supernova, and I'm pretty sure you won't find one of those inside Mt. St. Helens.
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So you're telling me the gold already existed before the magma broke to the surface and somehow, in all the comotion, the gold was deposited, firmly, in volcanic glass.
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tribdog said:
I can't tell if quantumcarl is being serious or not. Are you being sarcastic? Gold is not formed by volcanos. I don't know if any radioactive element decays into gold, but I don't think so. I think the only place gold is formed naturally is in a supernova, and I'm pretty sure you won't find one of those inside Mt. St. Helens.

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I'm rarely serious because there is very little to be serious about. Except, perhaps, seriously trying to dig 300 school children out of a mud slide in the Philippines

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But, volcanic formation of gold is one thing I would like to prove by finding lots of gold and finding that it is formed by volcanic activity. No one could blame me for this. I don't know why anyone would have a problem with it. In fact I don't think I'd tell anyone anyway, so if you don't hear from me, I've run off with Yosemite Sam, 28 tonnes of gold and the Bobsy twins:!!) :!!) .

If you have any back-up material or reason to believe gold is formed in Super Novas, (web address, paper, whatever) please feel free to enlighten us about this idea. I'm sure Issy Newtron would be fascinated his very self. I might even do some extra-orbital prospecting if it turns out to be true.:wink:
 
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I'm not finding any back-up material because I just don't care. You wouldn't listen anyway. Even the material you provided says the gold precipitates, but you've somehow convinced yourself differently. You don't need a volcano anyway you can form the exact same amount of gold that is formed in a volcano by burying 300 Philippino school children in a mud slide. in other words none.
 
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Start with http://aether.lbl.gov/www/tour/elements/stellar/stellar_b.html" [Broken]

According to http://home.teleport.com/~salad/4god/elements.htm" [Broken] even god aproves of element formation inside of stars.

http://origins.jpl.nasa.gov/library/poster/elementform3.html" [Broken] seems to think heavy elements are formed at the end of a stars life.

How many more do you want?

Believe it or not modern Physics pretty well understands the strucure of the elements. It is not a mystery where they came from or how they got here. Alchemy is not the answer.
 
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tribdog said:
I'm not finding any back-up material because I just don't care. You wouldn't listen anyway. Even the material you provided says the gold precipitates, but you've somehow convinced yourself differently. You don't need a volcano anyway you can form the exact same amount of gold that is formed in a volcano by burying 300 Philippino school children in a mud slide. in other words none.
Someone didn't have their wheaties this year.
 
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Start with http://aether.lbl.gov/www/tour/elements/stellar/stellar_b.html" [Broken]

According to http://home.teleport.com/~salad/4god/elements.htm" [Broken] even god aproves of element formation inside of stars.

http://origins.jpl.nasa.gov/library/poster/elementform3.html" [Broken] seems to think heavy elements are formed at the end of a stars life.

How many more do you want?

Believe it or not modern Physics pretty well understands the strucure of the elements. It is not a mystery where they came from or how they got here. Alchemy is not the answer.
That's cool. Thank you for the reference material.

This whole disscussion about how gold is formed is a diversion away from my original question about Newton's alchemical discoveries.

I have simply stated some of my observations on gold formation. Personally, it is the alchemical work that Newton performed and why he did so that interests me... and I found some answers during the tributaries of discussion that have occured on my thread, "Newton's Alchemy?", here.

I think I can rely on William Newman's accounts and his decifering of Newton's notes on alchemcial experiments for information with regard to the topic of my thread.

Thank you to anyone who has attempted or was going to attempt to bring some more info on Newton's alchemy to the table. I think I hear :!!) and :!!) calling. Cheers.
 
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