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(STLToday)   Pharmaceutical company "loses" $700,000 worth of gold dust. Now you know why your prescriptions cost so much   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, refiners, prescription drugs, St. Louis County, gold prospecting  
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7021 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Dec 2012 at 10:29 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-07 10:32:32 AM  
4 votes:

Stashed it ... some place.
2012-12-07 10:44:57 AM  
3 votes:
Found it!
2012-12-07 10:32:36 AM  
3 votes:
Au no!
2012-12-07 10:44:54 AM  
2 votes:
wanted for questioning:
2012-12-07 09:44:38 AM  
2 votes:
Stevie Nicks wanted for questioning.
2012-12-07 11:30:10 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-07 10:58:39 AM  
1 vote:

Hasn't seen it
2012-12-07 10:50:56 AM  
1 vote:
Something like that actually happened to someone I worked with in grad school. She ordered an ounce or so of ultrapure gold for some semiconductor processing, and it subsequently went missing. There were accusatory murmurs throughout the research group, but no hard evidence of any foul play, so nobody got in trouble (other than a scolding for the loss of $5K worth of material, but in my particular field it's really easy to make a mistake that expensive, so it wasn't a particularly outrageous loss.)

About a year later, after that student had graduated, I was cleaning the office and found the gold in an envelope that had fallen behind a large desk.

/ No, I didn't keep it
2012-12-07 10:49:28 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-07 10:49:06 AM  
1 vote:
Would probably be real hard to sell that gold dust...

Exactly. The article goes on to explain how hard it would be to sell gold dust but how hard it it to melt it down and sell it by the ounce? Teflon pan and a stove? Just wondering. I was no where near that place.

Well, actually I went by there Sunday. But it wasn't me. You'd need a babe to distract the guy, a clipper guy to cut the wires and a clueless patsy to take the fall. And my clueless patsy won't work on Sundays.
2012-12-07 10:38:36 AM  
1 vote:
"Pfizer did not want to comment on how it uses gold"
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