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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Apr 23 01:46 PM

April 24, 2014: Gold Crystal

A single crystal of gold weighing 7.7 ounces.



Quote:
It's the size of a golf ball, but a lot more valuable: Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Lujan Neutron Scattering Center have verified that a heavy piece of gold, found years ago in Venezuela, is, in fact, a single crystal of the valuable element ó and it's worth an estimated $1.5 million.

The lump of gold, which weighs 217.78 grams (about 7.7 ounces), was brought to Los Alamos to confirm whether it was a single crystal of gold, or a more common multiple-crystal structure. "The structure or atomic arrangement of gold crystals of this size has never been studied before, and we have a unique opportunity to do so," Miami University geologist John Rakovan said in a statement.
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Actually I believe that should be 7.0 ounces, as gold in measured in 31.1 gram Troy ounces, rather than 28.35 Avoirdupois ounces.


glatt  Wednesday Apr 23 01:55 PM

Looks exactly like a wooly mammoth molar. Are they sure it isn't a gold tooth from a pimped out wooly?



footfootfoot  Wednesday Apr 23 02:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Looks exactly like a wooly mammoth molar. Are they sure it isn't a gold tooth from a pimped out wooly?
You are a nut. A nutty nutty nut.

I am quietly haggissing to myself.


Gravdigr  Wednesday Apr 23 02:07 PM

I didn't know 'quietly' was an option when haggising (haggissing?).

I also did not know gold was crystalline in nature.



glatt  Wednesday Apr 23 03:19 PM

I had no idea gold was a crystal. I've seen fools gold as a crystal.

And haggissing sounds like it would involve flatulence.



blueboy56  Wednesday Apr 23 03:21 PM

Pardon me, I have been off planet for a while. What is haggissing?



Gravdigr  Wednesday Apr 23 04:26 PM

A Cellar Dwellar was trying to type 'haha' on their phone. The phone autocorrected 'haha' into 'haggis'.

It's meant as a Cellar-alternative to LOL.

For instance, if a rooster stabbed you in the privates with his beak, you might post:

"I've been pecked in the pecker by a pecker pecker!"

And some clever Dwellar might post:

"Haggis!"



Gravdigr  Wednesday Apr 23 04:28 PM

I think that's how it came about, anyway.



infinite monkey  Thursday Apr 24 09:29 AM



Yes, that's it. It was me, on my old phone.



footfootfoot  Thursday Apr 24 01:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
I had no idea gold was a crystal. I've seen fools gold as a crystal.

And haggissing sounds like it would involve flatulence.
Only if you are loltose intolerant.


monster  Sunday Apr 27 12:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
Only if you are loltose intolerant.
*snort*


Griff  Sunday Apr 27 06:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Looks exactly like a wooly mammoth molar. Are they sure it isn't a gold tooth from a pimped out wooly?
Just in case anyone missed this gem. We could lead the internet into the gangster mammoth world.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Apr 27 11:59 AM

Hmmm... Mammoth Gangster...




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