Measure isotopes for radiometric dating

This would add a neutron, which changes some of the sample into platinum 197, which would then execute a β decay has a half-life of about 20 hours, so once you irradiate your platinum you only have to wait a few days before extracting the trace amounts of gold from your sample.

There’s also an isotope of mercury, mercury 196, that can be turned into gold (it’s above and two to the left from gold 197).

Like continental crust, however, oceanic crust is destroyed in subduction zones.Alchemists back in the day, being unaware of these sorts of things, got very excited about lead-to-gold stuff, philosopher’s stones, and life from nothing.Many of them were legit scientists of the day, so we legit scientists of today have inherited a lot of their symbols and short-hand (though not their methods, by and large).They commonly are thin (only about 10 cm [4 inches] thick) and cover a broader area than pillow lavas.There is evidence that sheet flows are erupted at higher temperatures than those of the pillow variety.

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