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What Happens After The Stone?

Michael Sternbach

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what do you guys think about buying a mining claim set up operations and mix in the synthetic gold with the ground gold?

This would be conceivable with a so called placer deposit, where gold fragments are found (placed? :D) in loose sediment. Traditional methods for small-scale extraction (such as panning etc.) could still be used in that case.

Hard rock mining, however, which extracts gold encased in (guess what?) solid rock, and which produces most of today's supply, would not appear to be applicable.

It would seem then that, even if you had enough of the Philosopher's Stone to transmute a whole ocean of mercury into gold, the tradable yield would still be relatively limited.
 

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This would be conceivable with a so called placer deposit, where gold fragments are found (placed? :D) in loose sediment. Traditional methods for small-scale extraction (such as panning etc.) could still be used in that case.

Hard rock mining, however, which extracts gold encased in (guess what?) solid rock, and which produces most of today's supply, would not appear to be applicable.

It would seem then that, even if you had enough of the Philosopher's Stone to transmute a whole ocean of mercury into gold, the tradable yield would still be relatively limited.

I was actually saying that you would buy a mining claim or mining company and wash your alchemical gold in with the mined gold to conceal that you have the ability to make gold. like organized crime buys a restaurant or car wash to launder the dirty money. So does the alchemist launder his honest creation of gold. I am willing to bet many assayers are run by the rothchilds or rockefellers looking for gold that is too pure. or maybe that there are isotope differences in gold made by the stone vs mined gold.
There are warning in many alchemical texts about those who try to sell thier product.
 

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I would start refining circuit boards and electronics and mixing it all together
 

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maybe that there are isotope differences in gold made by the stone vs mined gold.

There’s only 1 stable isotope for gold, so if the alchemically made gold doesn’t decompose after a few weeks, then it’ll be isotopically identical to all mined gold in the entire world.

Your caution does apply to every other precious metal though, just not gold.
 

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I was actually saying that you would buy a mining claim or mining company and wash your alchemical gold in with the mined gold to conceal that you have the ability to make gold. like organized crime buys a restaurant or car wash to launder the dirty money. So does the alchemist launder his honest creation of gold.

Gotcha. Seems like I was thinking of an earlier thread where someone suggested actually dispersing alchemically produced gold in a mine (your own, to be sure), so it subsequently could be "naturally found".

A more sophisticated approach would be infusing a lead mine with the Philosopher's Stone directly. ;) (Yes, I'm joking.)

I am willing to bet many assayers are run by the rothchilds or rockefellers looking for gold that is too pure.

My own guess would be that alchemical gold is of little concern to anybody nowadays.

That being said, if you wanted your self-made gold to be indistinguishable from natural one, you would do well to mix it in with substances that the latter is generally accompanied by.

For instance, gold found in nature typically comes in an aĺloy with a silver content of about 10%.

or maybe that there are isotope differences in gold made by the stone vs mined gold.

You would want to use a good Geiger counter to make sure that your gold isn't decaying. Measuring its specific weight would be a good idea too.

There are warning in many alchemical texts about those who try to sell thier product.

That should read "warnings for those...", I suppose?
 

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When you consume the Elixir you die. Any plans you have you will no longer be interested in. You have died, therefore, everything about you your personality and ambitions for the future die as well. You are no longer there.

What happens after your death... I think is the real question here.
 

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I can feel the feeling of death reading that and its eerie
 

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I can feel the feeling of death reading that and its eerie

I think it can be a great feeling. "It's a good day to die", as the saying goes... But only if we practice proper dying, so we don't have to pass through the recycling algorithms.

What dies is only the temporal constructs & narratives.

That which has no beginning also has no end, which can not be said about anything or anyone born in time.
 

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Gotcha. Seems like I was thinking of an earlier thread where someone suggested actually dispersing alchemically produced gold in a mine (your own, to be sure), so it subsequently could be "naturally found".

A more sophisticated approach would be infusing a lead mine with the Philosopher's Stone directly. ;) (Yes, I'm joking.)



My own guess would be that alchemical gold is of little concern to anybody nowadays.

That being said, if you wanted your self-made gold to be indistinguishable from natural one, you would do well to mix it in with substances that the latter is generally accompanied by.

For instance, gold found in nature typically comes in an aĺloy with a silver content of about 10%.



You would want to use a good Geiger counter to make sure that your gold isn't decaying. Measuring its specific weight would be a good idea too.



That should read "warnings for those...", I suppose?

My point is that if anybody found out you have the ability to make gold your time on this earth is extremely limited. There are many interests in keeping national stockpiles and futures market at value.