Extracting Gold from Seawater

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The ocean has around 700 trillion dollars worth of gold in it and Sam’s going to try to get (some of) it.
#gold #mining #OceanChemistry

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Elaine Seward
Andrew Sobey
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Writer/Host:
Sam Jones, PhD

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Michelle Boucher, PhD
Leila Duman, PhD
Wesley Farrell, PhD
Kelly K. Falkner, PhD
Wendy L. Queen, PhD

Sources:
Gold in seawater
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0012821X9090060B?via%3Dihub

Is there gold in the ocean?
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/gold.html

There’s gold in seawater but we can’t get to it
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/gold-ocean-sea-hoax-science-water-boom-rush-treasure

New England Gold Hoax of 1898: Greed Meets Moxie
https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/new-england-gold-hoax-1898/

Extraction of gold from seawater
https://www.nature.com/articles/148171b0.pdf

Patent design for extracting gold from seawater
https://patents.google.com/patent/US679215A/en

‘Sunbeams from cucumbers’: an early twentieth-century gold-from-seawater extraction scheme in northern New South Wales
https://www.jstor.org/stable/29544589

Prescott Jernegan and the Gold from Seawater Swindle
https://www.mvtimes.com/2012/07/25/prescott-jernegan-gold-from-seawater-swindle-11663/

Chemistry: Mining the Sea
http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,871061,00.html

Scientists invent method to extract gold from liquid waste
https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/extracting-gold-from-liquid-waste?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

$771 Trillion Worth Of Gold Lies Hidden In The Ocean: Good Luck Getting It
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/15/771-trillion-worth-gold-hidden-ocean/?sh=61cc3fcb23d3

Germany’s Post-World War I Scheme to Extract Gold from Water
https://gizmodo.com/germany-s-post-world-war-i-scheme-to-extract-gold-from-499793752

Science: Gold in sea water – not enough to get rich
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg12717242-800-science-gold-in-sea-water-not-enough-to-get-rich/

Diving into the History of Seabed Mining
https://edgeeffects.net/seabed-mining/

Rapid, Selective Extraction of Trace Amounts of Gold from Complex Water Mixtures with a Metal–Organic Framework (MOF)/Polymer Composite
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.8b09555

Metal-organic framework
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/metal-organic-frameworks

Uranium removal from seawater by means of polymeric fabrics grafted with diallyl oxalate through a single-step, solvent-free process
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5927380/

Optimizing and evaluating the operational factors affecting the cyanide leaching circuit of the Aghdareh gold processing plant using a CCD model
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspa.2015.0681#:~:text=Gold%20cyanidation%20follows%20an%20electrochemical