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  • The term “gold” comes from an old Anglo-Saxon world ‘gelo’, or yellow.
  • Gold’s chemical symbol is Au from the Latin word ‘aurum’ which means “shining dawn”
  • Gold is the most malleable and ductile pure metal known.
  • Gold never rusts.
  • Gold does not cause skin irritation. If gold jewelry irritates the skin, it is likely that the gold was mixed with some other metal.
  • Gold is so soft it is seldom used in its pure form.
  • One ounce of gold can be made into sewing thread 60 miles long.
  • Gold can be  beaten down so thin that sunlight can shine through it.
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  • Gold is six to seven times heavier than other materials that equal its size.
  • One cubic foot of  Gold weighs half a ton.
  • The world’s largest gold bar weighs 440 pounds (200 kg)
  • The world’s oceans contain enough dissolved gold to provide every person with a piece weighing over 6 tonnes.
  • Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth.
  • A total of 165,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history, as of 2009.
  • A one-ounce gold nugget is more rare to find than a five-carat diamond.
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  • It is far easier to find a Gold nugget than winning a major state lottery.
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  • Gold nugget can be worth three to four times the value of the gold it contains.
  • The  worlds largest “Welcome Stranger” gold nugget found in Australia on February 5th, 1869. It weighed 2,520 troy ounce or 172 pounds.
    As of 2008 Canadian companies have been dominating world’s gold mining industry.
  • Barrick Gold Corporation is Canadian largest pure gold mining company in the world..
  • Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia is the largest-producing gold mine in the world.
  • South Africa is the largest producing gold country in the world today.
  • Gold reached a previous all-time high price of $800 per ounce in 1980.
  • Over 15% of annual gold consumption is recycled each year.
  • Gold is used in window glass and astronaut helmets to reflect infrared rays while allowing sunlight to pass through, and at the same time keeping it cool.
  • Gold is used for the protective coatings on many artificial satellites, in thermal protection suits and in electronic warfare planes.
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  • Gold is used as the reflective layer on some high-end CDs.
  • Gold can be used in food and has the E number 175.
  • Edible gold have been used for centuries to garnish foods and drinks.
  • Gold foil is sometimes used in South Asian sweets such as barfi.
  • Some Native American tribes believed consuming gold could allow humans to levitate.
  • Gold injections has been proven to help to reduce the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculosis.
  • The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912. Currently, the gold medals covered in 6 grams of gold.

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