Gold can be found in many forms and has been used as currency for centuries. But what properties does it have that make it so valuable?
- Gold occurs naturally in many distinct forms.
- Native gold is found in the form of nuggets.
- Gold is unreactive, does not rust and retains its beauty - making it a popular choice for jewellery.
- Gold is a superb conductor of electricity and is used in microchips.
Gold is a symbol of enduring value, and has been used as currency for centuries.
It occurs naturally in many distinct forms.
Rocks with tiny particles of gold throughout are called gold ores – but often only a small amount of gold is extracted from a large ore.
Gold ore – extracted from …
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