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Gold Beneath the Ocean

It is amazing to discover that one body of water like a river or lake can exist in another body of water like an ocean. Water comes up from the ocean floor and by dissolving salt layers it forms a depression. The water in the depression is always denser than the water which surrounds it, therefore, pools form. Therefore it is possible to find rivers or lakes beneath the ocean.

Another interesting thing is that the oceans are rich in gold. Unfortunately, you can only expect to gather the gold you can find from shipwrecks but not the gold that is in the ocean itself. This is because even though there are around 20 million tons of gold in the oceans it is so diluted that it’s measured in parts per trillion. This simply means that one liter of seawater might get you a 13th billion of a gram but isn’t it wonderful to dream and imagine that you could get a good part of all that gold?

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    Did you know there was gold in the oceans?

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    Would you like to get some of that gold?

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  1. There has to be gold in the oceans because it is washed downstream by the rivers that enter it. A much more profitable way to collect gold is to from streams high in the mountains where they flow over gold-bearing rocks. Panning for gold is a very well-established tradition.

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