Where the young hot Earth cached its gold

New view offers alternative history of how precious metals sank into the planet’s core

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DEEP DOWN  Gold and other related "iron-loving" metals were trapped deep in the planet by ancient chemical reactions involving sulfur, a new study suggests. 

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