Gold and money seem to be a hot topic around here. Well, there was an article today about a little studied mountain range in Antarctica. What if a solid gold mountain was discovered there? What impact would this have on world economy? Would the world powers declare this gold off limits to anybody? Would just knowing it exists destroy the gold market?
Or how about this scenario- an alchemist discovers the secret to turn lead into gold. It is a relatively easy process it turns out. He creates as much pure gold as exists already in the US before he is discovered. What would happen next? And if the secret hit the internet?