new studies published in Nature Geoscience
Trace these fault lines of mine
process of cavity expansion generates
gold veins produced
study authors write in journal abstracts.
For example, a magnitude-4 earthquake at a depth of 11 kilometers would cause the pressure in a suddenly opening fault jog to drop from 290 megapascals (MPa) to 0.2 MPa. (By comparison, air pressure at sea level is 0.1 MPa.) “So you’re looking at a 1,000-fold reduction in pressure.”
We were trapped in underground water flows.
When the Earth shifted
it dropped a thousandfold
then flash vaporized and the
scientist in a lab using a “thermo-mechanical piston” to carve poetry
elements in veins through the rock
of -2 magnitude.
Blind valleys with
potential to precipitate
Very Large Quantities.
(Small bits add up)
These discoveries however–
The alchemists were wrong
Now we chase earthquakes
to feed nations.
© Alicia Khoo
Ton Sai Beach, Krabi, Thailand
“Found” Poem inspired by Article
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