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Gold Facts

Gold has always fascinated people, due to its scarcity but also foursome other characteristics, such as that it never oxidizes. Below you will find some less well-known facts about gold.   Atomic Number: 79 Atomic Symbol: Au Atomic Weight: 196.966569 Melting Point: 1,947.5 F (1,064.1 C) Boiling Point: 5,173 F (2,856 C) Word origin: The term gold has been used to describe the metal in several Germanic languages. The symbol Au comes from the Latin word aurum. Discovery: Gold has been in use as a highly valued metal since the first civilizations began.     Other Gold Facts related : […]