Meteorites delivered gold to Earth

Meteorite impacts
A burst of meteorite impacts around 3.9 billion years ago delivered precious metals to Earth.
Scientists have shown that the Earth’s surface became enriched with precious metals by impacting meteorites. The Earth’s crust and mantle has considerably more gold than expected from favoured models of planetary formation. <see the full story here>

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  1. james says:

    Interesting stuff for me – been buried in Gold Rush history writing The Daughter… I’ve got the gold fever!

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