2012-03-29silverdoctors.blogspot.de

In the biggest news we've broke since the JP Morgan whistle-blower stepped forward,

Australian Bullion Dealer ABC Bullion has contacted SD to advise that one of its suppliers has provided them photographic evidence of a tungsten filled 1 kilo gold bar discovered this week. The bar passed a hand-held xrf scan which showed 99.98% pure AU. The tungsten was only discovered when the bar was physically cut in half.

After numerous reports of 400oz tungsten filled bars being discovered in Hong Kong, this is the first documented and verified report with photographic evidence that has been made public



Comments:

the good doctor at 09:43 2012-03-30 said:
Does anyone know how hard tungsten is? To cut tungsten, you need to either saw or grind it (cutoff saw, grinding wheel, etc, etc). It can't be snapped, or sheared. The bars in that picture look nothing like tungsten. Besides, how is it that the "gold" surrounding the "tungsten" looks like it was sheared, yet the "tungsten" itself looks like it was broken --- even though it is surrounded by a very soft metal. IF POSSIBLE - the "gold" bar would have been severely deformed. This entire story smells like a great big pile of bullsh*t to me -- designed to create fear and manipulate the market. I sincerely wish the a**holes who make up these stories would do a better job at faking these things. Why don't they hire some Hollywood special effects guys to do this kind of work? Permalink
Aaron at 16:34 2012-03-31 said:
Does anyone know how hard tungsten is? To cut tungsten, you need to either saw or grind it (cutoff saw, grinding wheel, etc, etc). It can't be snapped, or sheared. The bars in that picture look nothing like tungsten. Besides, how is it that the "gold" surrounding the "tungsten" looks like it was sheared, yet the "tungsten" itself looks like it was broken --- even though it is surrounded by a very soft metal. IF POSSIBLE - the "gold" bar would have been severely deformed. This entire story smells like a great big pile of bullsh*t to me -- designed to create fear and manipulate the market. I sincerely wish the a**holes who make up these stories would do a better job at faking these things. Why don't they hire some Hollywood special effects guys to do this kind of work?
Tungsten is hard, but it is brittle. It in fact CAN be snapped and sheared, unusually easily. That is why it is unsuitable except for very rare applications, where it is typically encased or allied with another metal to avoid the brittleness problem. Permalink

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