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gold alchemist

AL CHEMY

& HIS

BANDS OF GOLD

gold alchemist
Alchemy, the medieval chemical science, was the attempt to transmute base metals into gold, discover the universal cure for diseases, and indefinitely prolong life. It was pursued as a system of magic and formed an alliance with astrology in that gold was the representation of the sun.
gold alchemist

Alchemists fooled their patrons by mixing powdered lead and other materials in a crucible over a fire.  It was stirred with a hollow iron rod filled with gold dust and a wax end.  As the wax melted, the lead and other minerals would "turn" into gold.

The philosophers' stone supposedly turned base metals into gold and silver. (sounds like stoned philosophers.)

In 1450, Bernard of Treves devised this alchemist formula for making gold:  take 2000 egg yolks, an equal part of olive oil and vitriol, then cook for two weeks. (the only killing he made in the market was on the pigs that he fed it to.  And talking of pigs, we liked Chrissie's DoubleTake™ humor in "3's Company", when someone sarcastically said,  "Yeah, when pigs grow wings." She replied straight faced (maybe the only straight thing on her), "That could take weeks!"
flying pig

While researching the Legend of the Lost Dutchman for the Goldbuster Guidebook that accompanied the Superstition Gold album, DoubleTake found many things about Gold.  NOTE: MANY OF THE WEB PAGES USED IN THE GOLD 'N STUFF SECTION HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM THE GUIDEBOOK, BUT HAVE BEEN EDITED FOR THE INTERNET AND DO NOT NECESSARILY USE IN"CLUE" INFORMATION ABOUT THE DT'S SEARCH FOR THE GOLD.
Use the links below to find out more about what DT found.

GOLD 'N TRIVIA

AL CHEMY & HIS BANDS OF GOLD

GOLDEN GRATES, BRIDGES GENERAL HISTORY

LET'S GET PHYSICAL

BACK TO THE MINER LEAGUES

GOLD USES AND ABUSES ... or ... APPLICATIONS BEING EXCEPTED

BEAR MARKETS ... or ... PAWS FOR THE CLAWS

FLASH IN THE PANS & OTHER GOLD DIGGERS

GOLD SPOTS AROUND THE GOLDEN GLOBE

GOLDEN DO LITTLE'S - ANIMALS

 

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