You read that right, gold found in trees!
Scientists have recently found gold deposits in the popular Australian eucalyptus. While the ability for trees to absorb minerals is not a new concept, scientists in the past struggled to prove that the roots of these trees could pull up minerals much deeper than surface soil deposits.
The new finding says that some eucalyptus and acacia trees in South Australia have deep, extensive roots that search for water, especially during a drought. Deep enough to literally strike gold deposits and absorb incredibly small traces within their leaves. So small, the gold is practically invisible to the naked eye.
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