Top 10 Amazing Facts About Gold
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Facts on precious metal sounds boring right?
But, What if we told you that Earthquakes can create gold?
Even there’s gold in the device you are currently holding to read this blog!
Yes, today in this blog we are going to cover such mind blowing facts on gold.
What is unique about gold? Read these Facts of Gold to know! (gets more interesting towards the end)
1. Earthquakes can create gold!
Scientists have discovered that water inside faultlines vaporises during earthquakes, creating gold crystals embedded with quartz.
2. Don’t press it!
Оne ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet that covers 100 square feet.
3. Pure Cure
Gold has been used in medicine for millennia - The ancient Romans made dental bridges out of it, a practice they learned from the Etruscans.
4. Break to check (Don’t)
Gold is used in electronics, electrical wiring, dentistry, medicine, radiation shielding, and colouring glass.
5. Weird but true…
Pure gold is so soft, that you can mould it by hand.
6. All that glitters isn’t gold!
If your jewellery itches, it’s not pure gold. This is because of scientific property of gold states it’s unreactive & itching is only caused due to a reaction on skin
7. Need for speed
F1 engines are built with gold - McLaren’s iconic F1 engines have approximately 16 grams of gold used in each car.
8. Made in china
China is currently the world’s biggest producer of gold, with nearly 370 tonnes of annual production. It's a good thing as China is also the largest consumer of gold.
9. Olympic medals then v/s now
Olympic gold medals were made from pure gold until 1912. They’re currently required to contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold and at least 92% silver.
10. Science behind naming
The chemical symbol for gold is Au, which is derived from the Latin word 'aurum” which means shining dawn. (For more such scientific facts about gold click here)
11. Golden Sparrow (India, Sone ki chidiya)
India owns 18,000 tonnes of above-ground gold. Distributed equally, each Indian would barely get half an ounce of gold
12. Space Teachnology
Gold is also used in space vehicles for stabilizing temperatures as well as reflecting infrared radiation.
13. Prize to riches
Before 1980 the Nobel Prize medal was made from 23 carat gold. Newer Nobel Prize medals are 18 carat green gold plated with 24 carat gold.
14. Not Everywhere
Gold has been found on every continent except Antarctica. It is estimated that worldwide, the total amount of gold ever mined is 152,000 metric tons This is surprisingly small when you consider that this would only fill 60 tractor trailers.
15. Convert lead to gold
In alchemy, the term chrysopoeia refers to the artificial production of gold, most commonly by the alleged transmutation of base metals such as lead. A related term is argyropoeia, referring to the artificial production of silver, often by transmuting copper.
Apart from being interesting, why gold is so important!
(The most interesting fact)
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