30 June 2013
Heavy metals are soluble in hot high pressure water. So the river of geothermal water running over the earth’s mantle is full of metal dust.
As is water rises to the surface, the pressure drops and heavy metals precipitate. So all ore deposits were left behind by a scathing geothermal water.
There is no reason to leave this to nature. We can drill down to the geothermal water: geographers have helpfully published the maps on the Internet(I think).
In places we only need to drill down 10 metres to go to the geothermal water. We pass this water through a vent valve, then a double helical flow investor (a Dyson dry cleaner) to extract the heavy metals.
Then we pass the clean steam through a steam turbine. And generate power before the steam vents to the air. We are best use in this idea off shore. ½ mile into the sea.
We send the power along a cable. And transport the metal dust to a metals processor at regular intervals. To turn into ingots.
We will get gold, platinum, silver, copper, titanium and iron. Gold is actually a very common metal we geothermal mining. Not going to do a lot the gold price!
Jonathan Thomason JonThm9@aol.com