November 23, 2023

Top 10 independent ethical jewellery brands.

Appearing on the cover of American Vogue and favoured by Alisters from Kendall Jenner to Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley, New York Citybased Brazilian designer **Ana Khouri**’s collections are created exclusively with fairmined 18carat gold and platinum, traceable diamonds and gemstones from Zambia. Awarded an MBE by Queen…Read More

November 12, 2023

The dazzling story of gold.

New research offers a theory on how gold, platinum, and other precious metals found their way into Earth’s mantle. Scientists at Yale and the Southwest Research Institute (SRI) say they’ve hit the jackpot with some valuable new information about the story of gold. It’s a…Read More

October 26, 2023

3D scans will uncover the secrets of Iron Age gold treasure.

Object from the gold treasure from Vindelev, which spent some time at DTU in an attempt to better understand its origin and importance. Photographers and journalists from the BBC, TV 2, and DR were ready when an armored car drove up to the front of…Read More

October 12, 2023

Striking rare gold.

Researchers unveil new material infused with gold in an exotic chemical state by Stanford University. Structure of the gold-halide perovskite is the elongated gold-chloride octahedra, composed of gold (Au) surrounded by six neighboring chlorine (Cl) atoms, are shaded in the structure: burnt-red octahedra represent Au2+-chloride…Read More

October 3, 2023

An archaeological find on an island in southern Norway is dubbed the gold find of the century.

A Norwegian man needed a hobby. His new metal detector found a showy 1,500-year-old gold necklace. Norway, Thursday Sept. 7, 2023. Bore found nine pendants, three rings and 10 gold pearls on a southern island in what was described as the gold find of the…Read More

September 21, 2023

A New Rush to Find Gold in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

Pummeling storms over the winter, along with copious spring snowmelt, have created optimal conditions for gold to emerge. In their lust for riches, the miners of the gold rush moved a gargantuan amount of dirt. A prominent geologist, Grove Karl Gilbert, calculated in the early…Read More

September 18, 2023

Earth’s gold came from colliding dead stars.

New observations confirm that colliding neutron stars produce short gamma-ray bursts. Such collisions produce rare heavy elements, including gold. All Earth’s gold likely came from colliding neutron stars. We value gold for many reasons: its beauty, its usefulness as jewelry, and its rarity. Gold is…Read More

September 8, 2023

Swiss researchers create unscratchable gold.

EPFL scientists have created 18-karat gold that’s harder than tempered steel and virtually unscratchable. By combining a gold alloy with boron carbide, an extremely hard ceramic that’s used in bulletproof vests, a team of EPFL researchers has succeeded in making the world’s toughest 18-karat gold…Read More

August 26, 2023

Research unveils birthplace of gold-rich stars by Royal Astronomical Society.

The simulated Milky Way-like galaxy at present taken from the simulation produced in the study. A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Tohoku University have revealed the birthplace of so-called “gold-rich” stars-stars with an abundance of heavy elements beyond iron, including…Read More

August 13, 2023

Non-toxic technology extracts more gold from ore.

Study shows new chloride-based process recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods. Gold is one of the world’s most popular metals. Malleable, conductive and non-corrosive, it’s used in jewelry, electronics, and even space exploration. But traditional gold production typically involves…Read More