Friday, September 19, 2008

Treasure Trees

It is possible to find native gold in rotting tree stumps in Siberia's forests", reports the Russia magazine Vokrug Sveta.Scientists from Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk and Novosibrisk discovered that evergreen trees growing above ore deposits in Siberia draw up dissolved metals from the soil.The metals are deposited on the forest floor when the trees die and rot.Siberian scientist have obtained five grams of platinum,almost 200 milligrams of gold, and three kilograms of silver from a single ton of residue produced by the rotting wood of these trees.