Gold Production

3x iron 55 atoms + 2x oxygen atoms => gold 197

Naturehacker writings [1].

Red iron oxide 50 lb [2]

New york state minerology [3]

Ruthenium 106 plume from russia [4]. Naturehacker explanation [5]. Ruthenium is not a standard product from fission of U 235 [6] and if it was from that then other radioactive elements would be found not just ruthenium. But from my perspective this 2017 incident is russia trying to make gold from the iron oxide production route.

For chemical route hydrogen telluride better than sulfide [7]

Fly ash like volcanic ash [8]

Process

3x iron 55 atoms + 2x oxygen atoms => gold 197

  1. obtain iron (II) oxide
  2. introduce oxygen vacancies into the iron oxide
  3. fill the oxygen vacancies with muons
  4. muons convert protons to neutrons making iron 55 and pull iron atoms together creating fusion
  5. profit

Oxygen vacancies

Chelation, either with a carboxillic acid like vinegar, or something like edta is important [9]

Heat, electrons, UV, some chemical reactions (possibly SH-)? [10]

Muons

Potentially generated by lots of electrons filling up oxygen vacancies

Lots of electrons released when lithium (or other strong reducing metal) is heated [11]

Muons can convert protons to neutrons so can be the source to convert iron 54 and 56 to 55.

Geology

Gold geology [12] minerals that accompany gold [13]

Besides tellurium, selenium, sulfur, also found with antimony and arsenic [14]

Always found with a polarizable dielectric like quartz or calcite or even probably the best would be the capacitive dielectric barium titanate. Usually it is alkaline so containing sodium especially in california which has great gold deposits.

Always found with iron, old miners had a saying "redder is better" when it comes to the gold content of ore.

Most all gold deposits are hydrothermal [15] which means water might be an essential ingredient in perhaps the electron mix. Perhaps not, unsure. Perhaps the water is necessary for oxygen fugacity, adding oxygens to the 3 irons to fuse.

Calcium may be important [16] but I figure only if sodium is in the non oxide/hydroxide form. Calcium can pull off the anion to leave sodium hydroxide.

8 types of gold ore [17]

Blue clay almost always has gold, blue color from reduced iron perhaps some aluminum [18]

Thermal method

Electrochemistry chapter [19]

Electrochemistry book [20]

Iron edta battery [21]

Ferric edta 67% edta 13% iron remainder sodium from disodium edta [22] disodium edta [23]

3 moles cu2o (coppr 1 oxide) + 2 moles AL metal -> Cu + alo3 [24]

Silicon thermite [25]

Barium titanate might be like a better version of quartz [26]

Charcoal and sulfur produce hydrogen sulfide [27] same sort of thing with tellurium.

Doing this process underground sort of as an explosion mightbe how russia created the plume of ruthenium 106.

Hydrogen aluminum power plant [28]

Sulfur improves sio2 thermite by reacting with the aluminum too [29]

Gold and aluminum can form intermetallic compound, one is white one is purple [30]

Aluminum telluride al2te3 [31]

standard thermite

modified process to make gold

Electron mix

2/3 total weight is electron mix

  1. Mix carefully. This powder mix is the base for gold production. We will put pellets of the below fusion mix into the powder mix in this recipe, then the whole thing needs to be ignited and run far away, deadly gasses and even radiation will be released. Should be done in a hole in the ground. Quartz crucible should be best as it can withstand the reaction temp (2500c) and is insulating to make sure all the electric charge generated will get dumped ultimately into the iron oxide.

Fusion mix

1/3 of total mix is fusion mix

  1. Important: coat these balls/pellets made with the above recipe in thick silicon dioxide powder (with some sodium hydroxide too). Ideally would crystalize the silicon dioxide on these pieces by heating to 750-900c and let it stay at that temp as crystallization, but that will probably kill the edta?
  2. Perhaps soak these in water to increase oxygen pressure (fugacity) during fusion.

Process

Naturehacker processes [32]

  1. Mix rust powder with tetrasodium EDTA powder (and potentially barium titanate and/or silicon dioxide). Form small pellets or balls while wet and coat in plenty of barium titanate and/or silicon dioxide. May want to add some sodium hydroxide to the sio2 then heat these pellets until the silicon dioxide melts and forms quartz/glass.
  1. Mix tellurium and/or sulfur with Aluminum metal powder and activated charcoal powders as well as the volcanic and/or fly ash and sodium hydroxide to make the electron mix.
  2. Combine the two above and mix around in a sealed container if possible, underground best to protect from radiation and allow pressure to be high which should help.
  3. Ignite far away from yourself and other humans. Not only is the hydrogen sulfide/telluride deadly to breathe and tends to settle in low spots, but radiation will probably be produced if it works. Neutron and Gamma rays and possibly some other types like x-rays.

Making rust

Vinegar and junk cast iron

Splitting processes

If this works it would be best to do all the steps separatly as possible to improve yield. We are relying on lots of random luck when mixing everything together and will get lots of side reactions.

Some possible directions

Biological

Biliverdin and bilirubin

Nature's best iron chelator is Biliverdin. Chelators with the iron oxide destabilize the iron-oxygen bonds and allow oxygen vacancies to form easier.

On the trail of the basilisk [34] Naturehacker interpretation [35]

Found in many things in nature including blue egg shells and human stool [36]

Converts to stercobilin which turns stool brown [37]

Sharp vinegar basically means high concentration acetic acid [38] which acts as a chelator to introduce oxygen vacancies.

Reptile blood contains biliverdin. Cant find many differences between chicken and human blood

Spanish gold and alchemy treastise [39]

Plants like mustard, sunflower, tobacco can accumulwte gold under right conditions [40]

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