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The E-Sylum: Volume 11, Number 23, June 8, 2008, Article 16

ON COIN METALS FROM SPACE AND PURPLE GOLD, THE GOLD-ALUMINUM COMPOUND

Joe Boling writes: "Regarding minting coins of new alloys - forget it. Any such experiments in space will involve milligrams of metal. You will never see quantities brought back sufficient to go into production - most likely never enough for even a single piece."

Bill Malkmus writes: Regarding Dick Johnson's article on going into outer space to try to alloy gold and aluminum - unless my rudimentary knowledge of metallurgy fails me, these two metals are already commercially alloyed (and have been for over a century). I believe that a purple color can be obtained from that alloy.

To learn more, see: Purple Gold



Wayne Homren, Editor

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