Thar’s gold in that thar sludge!

a-goldWhere is the last place you’d might expect to find a treasure trove of gold?

Done guessing?  How about a sewage treatment plant?

A sewage treatment facility in central Japan has recorded a higher gold yield from sludge than can be found at some of the world’s best mines. An official in Nagano prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, said the high percentage of gold found at the Suwa facility was probably due to the large number of precision equipment manufacturers in the vicinity that use the yellow metal. The facility recently recorded finding 1,890 grammes of gold per tonne of ash from incinerated sludge.

That is a far higher gold content than Japan’s Hishikari Mine, one of the world’s top gold mines, owned by Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd, which contains 20-40 grammes of the precious metal per tonne of ore.
(H/T:  Reuters)

I bet we could get bricks of gold from all the crap in D.C.



6 thoughts on “Thar’s gold in that thar sludge!

  1. Wyatt
    She could pay off the deficit in no time.


    With our luck, they’d make an “innocent error” and would forget to turn on the tap. Heh. Obama would forgive them, though and they would keep their jobs. Congress would turn a blind eye.

    You have a point, sir. 🙂

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