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Old 09-19-2016, 03:48 PM
Boyo Jim Boyo Jim is offline
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Originally Posted by RandomLetters View Post
Gold is quite a bit denser then lead (19.3 grams/cm^3 vs 11.4 for lead) , and while expensive, it is something that a person can obtain by a quick trip to most malls.

Gold is also fairly soft, making it easier to work with then many of the other dense metals like osmium, iridium, tungsten, or platinum.
How much money can you afford to lose if your plane flies over a tree line and never reappears?