With the technological advances we've made in networking, material sciences, nanotechnology, synthetic biology and the massive computational power of the modern age, we now have the tools to create a mercury substitute that is effective, safe, affordable and adoptable by Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (AGSM). The Mercury Free Mining Challenge is launching a global challenge to engage innovators, inventors and academics in pursuit of this goal.
The Mercury Free Mining Challenge will offer a $1,000,000 prize to the team or individual that discovers an environmentally friendly, affordable means of separating crushed, finely divided gold from its ore. This new material must be environmentally safe, cost less than mercury, be readily available and acceptable to artisanal miners, be easily transported to remote locations, have fewer restrictions than mercury and be equally or more effective than the ages-old mercury/gold amalgamation process.
If you're intrigued by this challenge, I invite you to be our partner in making an unprecedented global difference. We are truly changing the world!