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Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements and is solid under standard conditions. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins, and in alluvial deposits. It occurs in a solid solution series with the native element silver (as electrum) and also naturally alloyed with copper and palladium. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, often with tellurium (gold tellurides).

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Gold Mine of Information:

One ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet over 100 square feet.

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Gold Mine of Information

It is estimated that all the gold ever mined so far would fill about 60 tractor trailers (152,000 metric tons). 40% of that gold is recovered from South African rocks.

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