From the volcano emitted ... gold!
September 1st, 2013
Impressive news from Santorini after the investigations of the University of Athens and the Greek Centre for Marine Research.
After thorough research done at Columbo submarine volcano located northeast of the island revealed that there evolved... gold along with other rare metals such as antimony.
The bottom of the volcano lies at a depth of 500 meters below sea level, and from there released gold, antimony , thallium , silver, arsenic, mercury, zinc and carbon dioxide in quantities that have never been recorded, together with micro-organisms behave in an unusual way and seems to play a crucial role in creating the metal and not only compose the special character of this volcano.
What initially made a strong impression on special was that the bottom of the volcano, up to 10 meters higher than that, there was no sign of life. " Our analyzes showed the existence of gold content that impresses. The maximum value measured was 32 grams in tone and mean 9-10 grams in tone" said to the newspaper "Nea" the head of the research team Stephanos Kilias.
"The maximum concentration in the sample was 1,910 grams silver in tone. Even more impressive was the concentration of antimony, this strategically important metal. We found maximum capacity of 22,400 grams in tone (more than 2.2% by weight!) This quantity may not have ever been recorded in the international scientific literature, " he added.