Indian researchers claim finding gold in cow urine
PATNA: Researchers from an agricultural university in India have found gold particles in the urine of cow, the animal Hindus worship.
The gold particles were found by the researchers of Junagarh Agricultural University located in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Dr BA Golakia who is head of biotechnology department led the team of researchers.
Media reports have said the university was conducting this research for the past four years and it came to the conclusion after studying urine samples of some 400 cows from Gir.
The analysis of urine samples of cows showed traces of gold ranging from three mg to 10 mg per one litre of urine.
As per reports, the yellow metal was found in ionic form which is gold salts soluble in water.
“Till now, we have heard about presence of gold in cow urine from our ancient scriptures and its medicinal properties. Since there was no scientific analysis to prove this, we decided to undertake a research on cow urine. We analyzed 400 samples of Gir cow urine and found traces of gold,” Golakia was quoted as saying by the Indian English daily The Times of India today.
He said gold from urine could be extracted and solidified using chemical process.