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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Blame India.
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    That's a very real concern. It seems like this case was only about whether the waste would be dumped in a lake or put on dry land. It also doesn't necessarily follow the the residue of this particular project is so dangerous as to cause serious problems.
    Getting rid of toxic waste should always be a concern! And for the amount we find, is it worth the destruction?


    Why do you think it can't be? Read the stuff I cited above.

    Even if we assume that 2/3 is in jewelery, 50,000 tons is still a lot of gold. Each electronic device using it probably only uses something on the order of .1 grams, which would allow for 500,000,000,000 uses.
    50,000 is not a lot, in my view, especially when comparing to other mined metals.

    Let's look at silver, as an example:

    Average Cumulative World Gold Production = 4.25 billion ounces
    Average Cumulative World Silver Production = 44.542 billion ounces
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    50,000 is not a lot, in my view, especially when comparing to other mined metals.

    Let's look at silver, as an example:

    Average Cumulative World Gold Production = 4.25 billion ounces
    Average Cumulative World Silver Production = 44.542 billion ounces
    And that is why gold is worth so much more than silver.

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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    And that is why gold is worth so much more than silver.

    Wow... we agree on something. ;-)
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Silly answer.
    Not really.

    Gold Fever - TIME

    The gilding of the nation's temples is an aspect of one of mankind's great investment obsessions: the Indian love of gold. The country buys at least one-fifth of the global gold supply each year, making it the world's largest consumer of the metal. Experts believe that 15,000 to 20,000 tons of bars, ingots and jewelry is locked up in India's bank vaults and household safes. Indians are furiously adding to that horde.
    Getting rid of toxic waste should always be a concern! And for the amount we find, is it worth the destruction?
    Maybe not to you, but the same calculus has to be considered in all consumption of natural resources.

    50,000 is not a lot, in my view, especially when comparing to other mined metals.

    Let's look at silver, as an example:

    Average Cumulative World Gold Production = 4.25 billion ounces
    Average Cumulative World Silver Production = 44.542 billion ounces
    I still don't know what you think this proves. Yes, it's less common than other metals. However, it's far more valuable due to both scarcity and it's incredible utility.
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    Re: Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

    Who actually owns the lake in question?

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