to 20th Century Alchemy
Century Alchemy is a publication which covers the debate which has plagued
man for millenniums. "Can one cause an element to change from itself
to another by a chemical reaction?" Well, my good friend, Dr. John
O'M Bockris from Texas A&M University is now conjuring a new breed
of scientists fluttering throughout their laboratories adorned in their
black robes, wearing conical hats with their pet horned toads, sprinkling
elixir on lead to convert it to gold.
However, the reality is, alchemy, in the true sense of the word, has
been present since the beginning of our Universe. Mother Nature is the
master Alchemist in the formation of elements. Man's witness of alchemy
was first recorded around 5,000 B.C. in Chinese and Egyptian writings.
During the last 2,000 years, claims to be able to chemically synthesize
gold have been maintained in Europe and Asia. Such claims have undoubtedly
been a vehicle to many frauds. During the Middle Ages, laws were established
against alchemy. Although, after review of this book one must question
the motives of such laws. Were they established to protect the innocent,
or to prevent competition of elixirists of the kingdom?
During the early 1900's, science was directed by Doctors Rutherford
and Bohr to accept the fact that transmutation, i.e., nuclear change,
occurs only from high energy reactions and cannot be stimulated by chemical
changes. Even I was a disciple of this doctrine until the late 1980's
when experiments within my laboratory and the laboratories of others
indicated that nuclear change can occur at extremely low energies. These
low energies are what one would expect from a chemical reaction.
In 1989, 1 was asked to view a phenomenon witnessed for over thirty
years by hobby chemist, Mr. Jack Keller. The reaction, which he assumed
to be that of a "collection process, 11 indeed was a newly discovered
nuclear event. This discovery now allows one to create, through nuclear
transmutation, gold and platinum from mercury, silver and palladium
from cadmium, rhodium from silver, plus numerous other elements from
Prior to publication, I pondered the implications the book and the science
could have on society. I recognized there were positive, as well as
negative aspects of the science to consider. I will never forget Dr.
Jerry Gaston's, Dean of Sociology at Texas A&M remarks, when he
was first introduced to the scientific phenomenon. Regarding the synthetic
production of precious metals, he stated, words to the effect, "If
this science is true, it would cause worldwide economic chaos with far
reaching, irreparable damage to certain Third World nations."
However, in mid-1992 I spent considerable time in Washington, D. C.
trying to obtain Government support. Through the coordinating efforts
of the highly respected Mr. Glen Young, Esquire and Miss Nancy Meacham,
both from Wichita, Kansas, I met with the senior aides of Senators Dole
and Kassebaum. I educated them on the technological aspects of the science.
They were presented the envisioned positive capabilities of the science
in ridding the world of radioactive waste, providing low energy, non-polluting,
low cost energy, and cleaning up our environment as well as the negative
possibility cited by Dr. Gaston.
This was not the Senators' first introduction to the science. Their
initial exposure to the technology came from a private presentation
two months earlier by Mr. Alan Loiben, Esquire and Miss Meacham. Mr.
Loiben, a Chicago attorney and valued friend has been involved with
the science since its inception and has represented me for the past
eight years in my various scientific endeavors. Because of his professional
involvement, he was able to articulate directly to the Senators, in
terms in which they could understand, the dangers this technology posed
for mankind if improperly supported. But
Washington turned a deaf ear.
This was not the first case of deafness in Washington. There were others.
In November of 1991, a Congressional Representative from Houston, Texas,
contacted in my behalf by Mr. George Jacobs Esq., also of Houston, was
notified of the implications of the science. In the same time frame,
federal intelligence agencies were informed. Further, since the reaction
is a nuclear occurrence, administrators and scientists attached to the
Department of Energy (DOE), National Regulatory Commission (NRC) and
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) were notified and supplied technical
papers. All, apparently, swept interest in the science aside.
I have made a valid, sincere effort to involve the leaders of our Government
in the proper control, administration and support of the science. Many
offices in our Government have heard of the advantages as well as the
possible side effects of the science. The question is, why the deaf
ear from the Government? Was it due to my lack of pedigree? Was the
technology considered impossible since it challenged the laws of high
When I first notified the Government, I was only producing milligrams
of precious metals from a kilogram of starting material. Now we are
obtaining grams from the same kilogram of material. our cost of production
is only ten cents per gram of precious metals, or roughly three dollars
per ounce. Further improvements in the cost of production are considered
likely as we continue our commercial production venture.
I am fully aware that many readers of this publication will have the
question, why write a book on the subject? My answer, simply stated,
is that too many learned scientists and Governments have been unwilling
to open their minds to the possibility that yet undiscovered laws exist
in science which effect our Universe. This book could be considered
a primer for the skeptics, or, at least, a generator of thoughts.
You will observe in this publication the verification of the science.
Only a portion of those involved have been mentioned. Further, those
of you capable of duplicating the detailed procedures will be able to
provide personal verification through replication of my experiments.
I wish to thank Mr. Keller and his wife, Ruth, who allowed me the opportunity
to make this discovery. A special thanks to Dr. John O'M Bockris, who
through his wiry Brit humor, forced me to strive to the highest level
of scientific integrity. Of course, he would not accept this book as
a "proper" presentation, but circumstances have dictated this
level is necessary for a publication of this magnitude. Also, this publication
would never had succeeded without the due diligence and assistance of
Retired Captain Roger Briggs, U.S.N. and Mr. Greg Tabat, whose belief
in the science allowed this to be published during my fallacious incarceration.
Joe E. Champion
June 30, 1993
Maricopa County Jail,
225 W. Madison Street,
From centuries bef ore 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.
TWO 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 LABORATORY SAFETY.
"THE NEW GOLDEN RULE"
"Ye who makes thy own gold, makes thy own rules."
In 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!
of 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
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.