Why Gold’s Heavy Weight Can Make It Easier to Find

Gold is a heavy element. A chunk of gold is, in fact, more than seven times heavier than a piece of marble or even granite of the same size. And when gold is in a natural setting, it can be more than 25 times heavier than the sand or soil that surrounds it.

We are telling you this for a practical reason, which is that when you find gold in a natural or other setting, it has usually fallen to the lowest location of wherever it is.

Here’s a case study that proves the point . . .

A man was working in a dental lab where “in the old days,” gold had been used to make dental appliances. One day he found an old lab coat hanging on a hook in a closet. He was about to toss it but before he did, he looked in its three pockets. And guess what? About $100 worth of gold powder and shavings had accumulated in the bottoms of those pockets. It got there because it had fallen there. The lesson? Because gold falls to low places, look for it there.

That is why you are most likely to find gold at the bottom-most locations of places like these...

  • If you are you stand a better chance of finding it below the surface of the sand that is on the stream’s bottom. Although there have been times when a prospector has looked into a stream and seen a gold nugget lying in full view on the bottom, it is pretty rare.
    panning for gold in a stream,
  • If you are looking for gold in the material that has accumulated in drains and pipes in an old jewelry factory, you are most likely to find it in traps and other low locations. The lower you can go, the more likely it is that you will find gold. 
  • If you are looking for gold powder and dust in an old factory, you will be most likely to find it under floorboards, low behind walls, and in other bottom locations. 
  • If you are looking for gold in an old piece of furniture where gold might have been stored, you are most likely to find it in the lowest places - on the bottoms of drawers, for example. 
  • If you are looking for gold in a purse or piece of luggage, you guessed it. You are most likely to find it on the bottom.

Find Gold? Contact Us Today and Let Us Test It for You

When you go low and find gold, your next step is to call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344 to talk with our precious metals experts. We are here to test what you found and tell you how you can get the most money possible for your discovery.

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