from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The gold rush seems to be over — for now. The price of gold hit a 5-year low recently, and the prices of other precious metals are also falling. (However, there are more industrial uses for metals like platinum and silver — while gold is largely either worn as jewelry or just sits in vaults.) Perhaps gold hoarders see an opportunity here to double down on collecting more, but it’s probably a better idea to diversify.
- Asteroid UW-158 isn’t too far from our planet, and it has ‘up to’ 90 million tons of platinum on it. The precious metals on that rock might be worth trillions (maybe as long as you didn’t just dump all of the platinum on the free market all at once), and it’s not the only valuable asteroid out there. [url]
- The price of gold isn’t doing so great right now, and gold mining companies are doing even worse. If you haven’t seen Joe’s chart of the day, this video shows just how ugly it is for the gold mining industry. [url]
- Where does all the gold in the universe come from? It’s not known with certainty, but perhaps neutron star collisions are responsible for all the gold (and other heavy elements) that exists. [url]
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