Gold Facts & Information

Gold Facts and Information

Treasure Chest Image The following is a random group of facts about gold and what I think will be useful gold information.

Other Names for Gold: Oro, Tesoro
Periodic Table information:
Symbol=Au
Atomic Number=79
Atomic Weight=196.96
Melting Point=1337.33 degrees Kelvin
Melting point= 2,063 degrees Fahrenheit
Specific gravity is 19.32
Tensile strength=19,000psi
Hardness=2.75 on Mohs scale
Is one of the "Transition Metals"

Gold is measured in many ways but for some reason this precious metal is weighed in a system of measurements called "Troy Measurements". Troy measurements are such that one pound (lb) is divided up into 12 Troy Ounces and each Troy Ounce is divided up into 20 units called Pennyweight (dwt). Therefore, you must be careful when talking to someone about a quantity of gold. Make sure that the ounces you are talking about are the same ounces you are thinking about. Here are a few conversions to help you convert to other systems of measurement of mass.

One of the most useful ways to calculate your gold's value is to use the precious metals calculator that is available on Lost Treasure's Web Site. It calculates the value using the current price of the metal you are interested in.


Here's a Recipe for GOLD cookies !!!


Other Gold Links

World Gold Council A site to see what is happening in the world concerning Gold!

Pot of Gold Image Kitco Inc. This site gives the up to the minute price for GOLD and other precious metals.

Gold & Treasure Hunter Online is one of the best all around GOLD web sites anywhere!

Tom Ashworth's Gold Page is a really good source for Dredging information and other Gold Facts.


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