Friday, May 24, 2013

9 Facts About Gold

  1. Gold is a metallic element with the atomic number 7.
  2. The name gold comes from an Old English word meaning yellow.
  3. Pure gold is 24 karat.
  4. The Grasberg Mine is the largest gold mine.
  5. China is the world's top producer of gold.
  6. India and China are the world's major customer of gold in the form of jewellery, coins and bullions.
  7. Gold stocks is more volatile that physical gold.
  8.  Au in the first name of the chief villain in Goldfinger James Bond movie 1963, Auric is the chemical name for gold. It comes from the Latin word "Aurumn", which means shining dawn.
  9. Iron pyrite is called fool's gold because of its resemblance of gold. It usually glittery which in contrast, Gold does not glitter, although it can be bright ( or dull ).

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