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10 Interesting Gold Facts


Pure native gold.

You know gold is valuable and may be able to recognize it on sight, but how many gold facts do you know? There are the standard facts:

Element Symbol: Au
Atomic Number: 79
Atomic Weight: 196.9665
Element Type: Transition Metal
Density: 19.3 g/cm3
Melting Point: 1337.58 K
Boiling Point: 3080 K

Now, how about some interesting facts about gold? I've made up a list of 10 facts about gold, perfect for a report on the element or just to carry around in your head... 10 Gold Facts

Image: Natural gold sometimes, though rarely, assumes a rope form. (Rob Lavinsky)

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