(KTVU/CNN) - Parents beware: You're about to have one less idiom in your repertoire. Scientists in Australia have discovered gold deposits on eucalyptus trees in the Outback.
Yes, you read that right - money can actually "grow" on trees.
It's not new that plants and trees absorb minerals such as gold through their leaves.
But scientists had previously been unable to prove that the minerals in question came from deeper underground and not from surface soil deposits.
Unfortunately, the gold isn't visible to the naked eye.
The findings were published this week in the online journal Nature Communications.
The paper's authors hope that their findings will turn into a trusted form of gold prospecting.
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