There's Gold in Seawater!! Can We Extract It?

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Reactions Science Videos | November 10, 2021

The ocean has about 20 million tons of gold in it — that’s around 700 TRILLION DOLLARS worth of gold! In this episode of Reactions, we explore how, for over a century, people have struggled to collect it. And we see if, where they failed, we can succeed.

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Gold in seawater

Is there gold in the ocean?

There’s gold in seawater but we can’t get to it

New England Gold Hoax of 1898: Greed Meets Moxie

Extraction of gold from seawater

Patent design for extracting gold from seawater

'Sunbeams from cucumbers': an early twentieth-century gold-from-seawater extraction scheme in northern New South Wales

Prescott Jernegan and the Gold from Seawater Swindle

Chemistry: Mining the Sea

Scientists invent method to extract gold from liquid waste

$771 Trillion Worth Of Gold Lies Hidden In The Ocean: Good Luck Getting It

Germany’s Post-World War I Scheme to Extract Gold from Water

Science: Gold in sea water – not enough to get rich

Diving into the History of Seabed Mining

Rapid, Selective Extraction of Trace Amounts of Gold from Complex Water Mixtures with a Metal–Organic Framework (MOF)/Polymer Composite

Metal-organic framework

Uranium removal from seawater by means of polymeric fabrics grafted with diallyl oxalate through a single-step, solvent-free process

Optimizing and evaluating the operational factors affecting the cyanide leaching circuit of the Aghdareh gold processing plant using a CCD model

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