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Thursday
Sep202012

Gold Bar Testing With Ultrasound (VIDEO) 

How to spot a fake.

Watch how a gold bar is tested and scanned with ultrasound´╗┐.  To ensure the integrity of the gold bars stored for customers, some companies now use scanning technology. 

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Reader Comments (4)

Thanks to izabella kaminska at the Financial Times for picking up this story...

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2010/11/04/393856/further-reading-644/
Nov 4, 2010 at 6:31 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Of course, from what I've read, the concern isn't inserts, it's tungsten filings mixed in with the gold. Tungsten's density is almost identical to that of gold.

Plus nothing GE makes is worth a shit.

Gold is diamagnetic, while Tungsten is paramagnetic. It would seem to me that that would be a better way to identify the presence of Tungsten, but honestly, I think you need to run more that one kind of test.
Nov 4, 2010 at 9:46 PM | Unregistered Commentermark mchugh
Like I am going to trust G.E. on anything!
Apr 6, 2011 at 3:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterCHuck Feney
You be wanting to be talkin to Bill an Hillery on how that "T Stuff" got in all them Gold Bars. And ya'll thought they stoped with taking all the China and SliverwhAre, when they left the "Big Haus".........

Lot of info around 4yrs ago going around. Then it got hush'ed up...
Sep 22, 2012 at 2:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar

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