HERE’S A FACT:
GOLD HAS BEEN MADE FROM LEAD!
In 1980 the late chemist Glen T Seaborg turned atoms of bismuth, a type of lead, into gold. This happened at the Lawrence Berkeley, Laboratory, Calif. Using nuclear physics he blasted the iron with ions of carbon and neon, which left gold.
Here’s the catch and the reason that gold is not being produced by the barrels. IT COSTS TOO MUCH! $10,000 (US) was needed for operating expenses to produce one billionth of a cent worth of gold.
(The above information was gathered from Wikipedia and SCIENCE 80 MAGAZINE.)