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10 Interesting Gold Facts

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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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