Gold from Volcanoes

By | September 6, 2015
Volcano Erupting

Volcano Erupting



Dateline Sept 6, 2015: Many people want to own gold and will obtain it in the usual ways: buying it or panning for gold nuggets. But now, some folks are thinking about getting their gold from volcanoes.

Gold From Volcanoes

A recent Fox News article sheds light on the topic: The article reports that a team of geologists as located the “mother lode” of gold and silver within extremely hot volcanic waters in the Taupo Volcanic Center of New Zealand’s North Island.

Essentially this is what’s going on: Super-heated and corrosive magmatic fluids can be highly concentrated in gold and other metals. When these super-heated fluids cool, they can precipitate solid metals.

Could the next gold rush be to the world’s active volcanic regions? Probably not so fast. According to Stuart Simmons, one of the geologists looking into extracting gold from volcanoes, traditional forms of mining are not practical in these dangerous super-hot regions.

He goes on to say, “The more practical thing to do is to attempt to extract the metals from the fluids as they flow through the [existing] surface pipe work. The gold and silver are passively accumulating in the shallow parts of the wells and in surface pipe work, so it is not lost.”

Augustine Volcano Jan 12, 2006

Augustine Volcano Jan 12, 2006

Even More Practical Ways to Buy Gold

Many collectors and investors would like to own gold, either as bullion or as coins but have no real desire to get burnt up by hot lava or super-heated volcanic steam in the process. The easier way, of course, is to purchase your gold from online brokerages such as Golden Eagle Coins, from well-known auction houses such as eBay, or from Amazon.

For example, at the time of this writing, you can purchase the popular 1/10 oz. American Eagle gold bullion coin for as low as $130 or less. Similarly, the 1/10 oz. Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin, coming in at 99.99% gold, is available for under $130.

Now that’s an easier way to get your gold than getting yourself burnt on an active volcano!

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8 thoughts on “Gold from Volcanoes

  1. Kyle

    Hello, I had no idea you could get gold from volcanoes! It was interesting to learn that it’s all formed by temperature fluctuations! This has been a very cool post, maybe someday I’ll find some gold!

    Kyle

    Reply
    1. Mike Post author

      Hello Kyle,
      Indeed, it is a very interesting subject. I wouldn’t recommend you try to obtain gold from hot volcanic fluids yourself. Stay healthy and in one piece. Better to buy your gold from trusted and safe sources such as the ones advertised on this post!

      Reply
  2. Katerina Markakis

    Hello there!

    This was a really interesting article. I have to admit I never even knew that gold can be found in volcanoes!

    I imagine that now we will start seeing people searching in the most unbelievable places for the precious metal! If there nosing around active volcanoes I hope they don’t get hurt.

    Thank you for sharing!

    I learned something new today!

    Reply
    1. Mike Post author

      Hello Katerina, I am glad you enjoyed this article. Please come back and visit again.

      Reply
  3. Kylie

    What a unique post about gold! I love it! I never understood my uncle’sfascination with collecting gold until now, and it almost makes me want to join in!

    You have done a fantastic job on this website and I found it so interesting. Who knew gold and silver could be found on a volcano!!! SOO COOL!! Thank you for sharing your super intriguing knowledge!!

    Reply
    1. Mike Post author

      I am so glad you found this of interest. Please look around the rest of this site for safer ways to obtain gold

      Reply
  4. Andrew

    Hey there, glad to have found a nice little article on the precious metals niche. I am a silver bullion investor myself. I don’t buy paper gold or silver. I prefer to buy physical bullion. I’ve been stacking up silver bullion slowly. Gold is just too expensive for the average person like me at the moment. Anyways, nice article you’ve got here.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Hello Andrew, Thanks for the comments. I agree, silver may be a good buy here. Please consider making your purchases through the affiliates on this site. Best to you.

      Reply

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