SpaceCrazyArtist (cassiopeia13) wrote in scientificwhims,
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Is this Possible

According to Discover Mag's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Gold, At one point, a Soviet Nuclear reactor turned lead nuculi into gold.

13 The eternal quest of alchemists—to change base metals into gold—was actually achieved to a certain degree in Soviet nuclear reactors, where radioactivity transformed some lead nuclei into gold.

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/dec/20-things-you-didn2019t-know-about-gold

So, my question is, is this plausable? we're having an argument at my work. I work for a blacksmith forge and our Twitter page is silly fun facts about metal and blacksmithing and such...

Thanks!
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