to 20th Century Alchemy by Joe E. Champion
From centuries before the reign of Cleopatra, the luster of gold has
mesmerized mankind. Kings and rulers alike summoned their magicians
and commissioned physicians to partake in the studies of alchemy. For
even in Fourth Century China, alchemy was elevated to a medical science
because the magical concoction of "Drinkable Gold" was considered
the elixir of eternal life.
During the early Renaissance, most European monarchs had at least one
or two alleged gold makers on their payrolls with exclusive licenses
for production of noble metals. With the issuance of a commission, the
rulers made laws declaring it illegal for others to practice this mystical
art. Even Isaac Newton dabbled in alchemy, as recorded in his journals,
and conducted several laboratory experiments to test its applicability.
As modern day science evolved, starting in the middle of the 19th Century,
it was assumed as an absolute fact that one could not bring about the
change of one element to another without energies stupendously greater
than that of any chemical reaction. Thus, the laws of scientific absolutes
are once again being challenged.
This book is not about gold, but the transmutation of elements. It is
for the hobbyist, the high school chemistry buff, the seekers of knowledge,
and whoever wishes to gain an understanding of how the universal formation
of elements occurred. You will find simple procedures, where, with basic
equipment, one can bring about by nuclear change the transmutation of
one element to another.
As I will go into much greater detail later, the cause of change from
one element to another only occurs through a nuclear reaction. The discovery
I made did nothing to change the universal laws of science. I only defined
a new set of condi-tions under which a nuclear reaction can occur.
POTENTIAL AREAS OF DANGER EXIST WHEN EXPERIMENTING WITH THIS SCIENCE.
THEY ARE RADIATION AND THE TOXICITY OF VAPORS. BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY
EXPERIMENTS WITHIN THIS AREA, CONSULT AN EXPERT IN THE SUBJECT OF
"THE NEW GOLDEN RULE"
"Ye who makes thy own gold, makes thy own rules."
this book, you will learn different procedures on how one synthetically
produces gold from a portion of mercury. The reason I chose gold as
the primary metal is, for years, gold has become the status symbol of
wealth. It's malleable and ductile conditioning makes for beautiful
jewelry and artifacts. Gold is produced today from mining. South Africa
is producing two-thirds of the world's supply. South Dakota and Nevada
are the only two states in the U.S. which are producing commercial quantities.
Other countries involved in gold production include Canada, Russia,
Brazil and countries within Southeast Asia.
People today have little comprehension of the massive work that is required
to make an ounce of gold. For example, an average mining company must
process upwards of twenty tons of mineralized ore to produce one troy
ounce (31.103 grams) of gold. When the efficiency of the process covered
in this text is maximized, it will require the conversion of less than
a pound of mercury to produce an ounce of gold and platinum! Tests of
the "Champion Process" within the last year have shown the
equivalence of up to 32 troy ounces of gold production from one ton
of synthesized minerals. This does not take into consideration the platinum
and other metals produced in the same operation! Oof course, gold is
financially vulnerable due to its relationship to the various international
currencies. This was evident in a conversation with Mr. Brian Russell,
Consulate For Energy and Mining, South African Embassy, Washington,
D.C.. When I asked him for the cost to mine an ounce of gold in South
Africa, he immediately asked the question, "What is the value of
gold today?" The answer is a numbers game, for if the value of
gold is high, they can afford to mine a much lower grade of ore at higher
costs, and the reverse when the price is at a lower value.
However, there did appear to be an unwritten rule communicated that
day. There would be a major problem for South Africa if the value of
gold was to fall beneath, say, $300.00 U.S. per ounce. This is easily
rationalized due to the centuries of mining within the country which
has depleted their high grade reserves. The point is, with new transmutation
technologies, we can create the expensive metals from abundant, inexpensive
premined base metals.
Platinum, another precious metal economically valued higher than gold,
was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Columbia, South America in 1735.
Later, large deposits were found in South Africa. This country now supplies
sixty percent of the world's production. Thirty percent is produced
in Russia, with the remaining ten percent of the platinum reserves being
mined as trace metals in the vast nickel deposits of Ontario, Canada.
In association with platinum, the precious metal industry recognized
a series of elements known as the PLATINUM GROUP METALS, or better known
as "PGMs." The Platinum Group Metals, in addition to Platinum
(Pt) , consist of iridium (Ir) , osmium (0s) , palladium (Pd) , rhodium
(Rh) and ruthenium (Ru) . A portion of these metals are now present
in your everyday life. For example, palladium, platinum and rhodium
can be found in automobile catalytic converters. Their function is to
transform, or reduce the harmful engine fumes to non-toxins.
These metals are also found in other similar industrial applications
where the reduction of harmful hydrogenous compounds are required. Iridium
appears in many fountain pen tips. Palladium is used in numerous hydrogeneration,
dehydrogeneration and jewelry applications. Rhodium, the rarest of the
PGM's is in high demand for its use in catalytic converters. In the
"Champion Process," Rhodium and palladium are created through
a nuclear conversion of silver.
The largest natural reserve of silver is located in Mexico which supplies
approximately 80% of the world's demand for native silver. Silver, similar
to lead, has been labeled a toxic substance by environmental laws. As
a result, its use has been curtailed, whereas recycling efforts have
been maximized. one of silver's largest industrial requirements is the
production of diagnostic x-ray film. Silver consists of two natural
isotopes, one of which (107) is partially consumed during the xray process.
Because of this selective isotopic consumption, recycled silver is not
recommended for the synthetic production of rhodium.
The sporadic rambling to this point was necessary to demonstrate the
general requirements of the varying reactions and to illustrate the
potential restructuring of wealth between nations. For example, Mexico,
as a nation, hosts the largest in-ground reserves of mercury for the
Western Hemisphere. Thus, the future of Mexico's importance to the world
increases as a supplier of synthetically produced gold and PGM's. The
key to the future value of precious metals is not from the advancement
of mining techniques, but from the advancement of transmutive techniques
made possible by the Champion Process.
If you took a poll now, the skeptics should far outnumber the believers.
However, new discoveries are coming forth daily. In March 1993, Life
Magazine reported on Lea Potts, a 15-year old high school student who
created diamonds with a welding torch in the family's garage. This is
a known event within the scientific community. Scientists are now working
on ways to create diamonds easier, cheaper and more efficiently.
The world of alchemy opens many new exciting challenges to mankind,
as well as setting forth potential disasters. Both topics will be reviewed
in Chapter VII.