Dentists use gold because it is flexible, strong, non-toxic, and never corrodes.
Because gold is so flexible, dentists use it as an alloy with other metals such as, platnum and zinc.
Many jewelers choose gold because it is so easy to work with and because many customers prefer
the sleek look of gold. A karat is the unit used to measure pureness of gold. There are many different karats of gold
available, 24 being the purest. The purer the gold, the more it costs. As of the year 2001 value of gold is $284.90
Many countries use gold as a monetary unit because if its intense value and economic reliabilty.
Yes, gold has even expanded into the field of space travel. Astronaut's
space suits have a thin layer of gold on the glass mask to help protect them from harsh sun rays.