Gold (Au #79)(Latin: Aurum) is the next element on the periodic table for my APEX mineral collection.
Gold Minerals - There are a handful of Gold minerals. Most are simple metal alloys.
Gold is one of the least reactive chemical elements. Gold is the most malleable of all metals; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet of 1 square meter. Gold dissolves in mercury making a convenient and toxic tool for Gold recovery from ores. A total of 174,100 tons of gold have been mined in human history.
Gold has been used by man from the earliest history.
Gold is primarily used for investments and jewelry.