Will gold replace paper money?

February 1, 2024

The rising importance of saving, investing in gold. The earliest history of human interaction with gold is long lost, but its association with rareness, wealth and purity remains to this day. “Ancient Egyptians used to believe gold was a divine metal that is immortal in…Read More

Bronze Age tombs laden with gold and precious stones .

January 20, 2024

The obvious wealth of the tombs was based on the local production of copper, which was in great demand at the time to make bronze. Among the grave goods are headbands made from gold and embossed with images of bulls, gazelles, lions and flowers. The…Read More

Why is gold so soft?

January 6, 2024

Gold is the most malleable element, but what’s the science behind it? An artisan applies a gold leaf to wood by using the “guazzo” technique, burnishing the gold leaf with an agate. Gold is the most malleable element, according to Mike Bullivant, a chemist at…Read More

GOLD: facts, history and uses of the most malleable chemical element.

December 28, 2023

The element gold is a pirate’s booty and an ingredient in microcircuits. It’s been used to make jewelry since at least 4000 B.C. and to treat cancer only in recent decades. It’s in the pot at the end of the rainbow and in the coating…Read More

Detoxifying gold mining.

December 20, 2023

Jacqueline Gerson knows very well how “artisanal gold mining” sounds to people who haven’t heard the phrase before. “I think of it like the Wild West days in the United States,” said Gerson, the assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences in Michigan State University’s…Read More