- Feb 20, 2015
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? ) 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.