Country's sewers are shockingly teeming with gold

If you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, head to Switzerland! Their sewers are teaming with gold!

A new study commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment reports more than $3 million dollars worth of precious metals are found annually by more than 60 wastewater treatment plants.

That means 95 pounds of gold and 6,600 pounds of silver are wasted each year.

Sadly, scientists say the precious metals aren’t worth recovering, but in some areas of southern Switzerland where there are several gold refineries, “concentrations of gold in sewage sludge are sufficiently high for recovery to be potentially worthwhile.”

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A fully functioning solid gold toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is going into public use at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on September 15, 2016. A guard will be stationed outside the bathroom to protect the work, entitled 'America', which recalls Marcel Duchamp's famous work, 'Fountain'. / AFP / William EDWARDS (Photo credit should read WILLIAM EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A fully functioning solid gold toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is going into public use at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on September 15, 2016. A guard will be stationed outside the bathroom to protect the work, entitled 'America', which recalls Marcel Duchamp's famous work, 'Fountain'. / AFP / William EDWARDS (Photo credit should read WILLIAM EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A fully functioning solid gold toilet, made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, is going into public use at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on September 15, 2016. A guard will be stationed outside the bathroom to protect the work, entitled 'America', which recalls Marcel Duchamp's famous work, 'Fountain'. / AFP / William EDWARDS (Photo credit should read WILLIAM EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Guests wait for access to the exhibit of Maurizio Cattelan?s ?America,? a fully functional solid gold toilet, at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, U.S., August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Guests wait for access to the exhibit of Maurizio Cattelan?s ?America,? a fully functional solid gold toilet, at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, U.S., August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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The U.S. also potentially has another gold rush on its hands. A 2015 study estimated $13 million in gold could be recovered from the waste of one million Americans a year. The study says those metals are coming from hair care products, detergents, and socks.

But for all those metals floating around in sewage systems, according to the Swiss study, it poses no harm to mother nature.

This brings a whole new meaning to the word “golden throne."

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