Well, the goldogosphere has been abuzz since this long-searched-for evidence finally appeared to turn up a few days ago. On Thursday, the ABC Bullion website put out some photographs which seem to show a cut-in-half 1-kg gold bar that had been salted with five tungsten rods. The story was picked up by the popular Silver Doctors blog, and run without edit or critical examination. So what are we to make of this? Is this the smoking gun goldbugs have been waiting for?
It appears not. Below left are the two halves of the supposedly cleaved bar, and below right (for comparative purposes) is an identical bar from the same series: