Gold Particles Found in Tree Tissue

Gold Particles Found in Tree Tissue

Trees may turn golden for reasons that have nothing to do with the onset of autumn: Eucalyptus trees can hold grains of gold, potentially helping reveal buried treasure, scientists now find.

Many plants root deep into the Earth, drawing up nutrients and minerals they need for life. Researchers hope this fact could one day help miners unearth gold, especially since discoveries of new deposits of the precious metal have dropped 45 percent over the last 10 years. Oct 22, 2013 01:30 PM ET // by Charles Choi, LiveScience Read More

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