Scientists at Junagadh Agricultural University team of researchers found traces of gold in the urine of Gir cows, Gujarat on Tuesday said it would seek the help of other researchers and laboratories for replication.

Scientists at the Junagadh Agricultural University in Gujarat have found traces of gold in the urine of Gir cows.

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The team of researchers led by Dr BA Golakia, head of JAU’s biotechnology department, used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method to analyse the urine samples. Dr Golakia, said that around 10 to 30 milligrams of gold per litre of cow urine has been found in over 500 samples analysed.

Speaking to ANI, Dr. Golakia, said around 10 milligram to 30 milligrams of gold per litre of cow urine has been found in over 500 samples analysed.

“Under this department there is laboratory, it is a central laboratory where work is going on for the last seven years on cow urine. Especially, on a local cattle breed, Gir – , a research is going on its urine. Over 500 samples of cow urine has been taken and analysed. Traces of gold have been found in the urine, around 10 milligram to 30 milligrams of gold per litre of cow urine has been found,” he said.

“The amount of gold varies according to the age of the cow. But gold has been found in all the samples,” he added.

Dr. Golakia said, the value of the gold extracted from 1 litre of cow urine would be around Rs 30. But the procedure to extract gold is around Rs 10, so the net worth of gold extracted would be around Rs 20, The gold from the urine can be extracted and solidified using chemical processes that would require a laboratory.

The cow’s urine was found to contain 5,100 compounds of which 388 possess immense medicinal value. After the research on Gir Cow, the team of researchers led by Dr. Golakia will test the urine samples of all indigenous Indian cow breeds for the traces of gold.