A Brazilian company has developed a way to extract gold from brazil’s carved steatoers, using a small amount of gold and titanium.
The process, which has not been patented, was used by the Brazilian state-owned company Vechira to produce the gold used in a silver-backed jewelry, the Associated Press reports.
The company says the process will allow the company to increase its output and the quality of the finished product, while providing a better alternative to extracting gold from other minerals, such as cobalt.
It plans to start producing the product in 2019.
The metal is used in jewelry, which is known for its ability to withstand heat and pressure.
Gold is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust, after calcium, and has been mined and refined for more than 1,000 years.
It’s a naturally occurring metal with an average weight of about 0.6 grams per cubic meter, but some researchers say it has high levels of metal oxides, including gold, lead and zinc.
According to the AP, Vechiras research was funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, which said the process has been shown to extract 1,100 to 1,400 grams of gold per day from british carved steatonite, or brazil-sourced carved gold.
It’s not the first time the brazil plant has been used to make gold.
A Brazilian steel mill is known to use its proprietary process to produce steel bars and other materials, which are sold in China.