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Interesting facts about gold
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Periodic Table Of Elements
History of gold
How is gold obtained?
Uses of Gold
Interesting facts about gold
Physical properties of gold
Atomic Structure of Gold
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  • In the fourth century A.D., the Greeks used the weight of 24 seeds from the carob tree on a scale balance to equal the weight of a small pure-gold coin. The Greek word for carob was karat, which is why we say today that pure gold is 24-karat gold
  • Gold is the most malleable metal.
  • One cubic foot of gold weighs about half a ton.
  • Gold is the most ductile of all the metals.