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Can Gold Be Artificially Made from Common Metals?

Alchemists attempted to purify and perfect certain metals. In 1669, Hennig Brandt was looking for a way to make gold. Instead, he discovered phosphorus. But did you know that we can make gold from common metals with the technology we have available today? Common metals can be transformed into gold by using a nuclear reactor …

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How Did a Sewer Worker Get Inside the Gold Vault of the Bank of England?

With all the complex underground systems in England it isn’t a surprise to find secret passages that would lead to various places around the city.  In 1836 a sewer worker accidentally discovered an old drain that ran under the Bank of England’s gold vault. He requested a meeting with the upper management of the bank, …

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