What is the element symbol for gold? – Au
What is the atomic number of gold? – 79
What is the atomic weight of gold? – 196.665
What is the weight of the world’s largest gold bar? – 250 kg (551 lb)
What is the melting point of 24k gold? – 1063˚C (1945˚F)
Which states have gold as their state mineral? – California and Alaska
What is the name given to the mixture of acids that can be used to dissolve gold? – Aqua Regia
The word “gold” comes from the Old English word “geolu,” meaning yellow.
In 2014, Dubai launched a program that pays children 1 gram of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight they lose.
Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland, and Germany put together.
The most valuable legal tender coin in the world is a US$1 million coin from Australia. Since it weighs 1,000 kg and is 99.99% pure gold, it is worth almost US$45 million.
The most expensive gold coin in the world is the 1933 Double Eagle, which was sold at Sotheby’s in New York in 2002 for $7.59 million.
In 1869, two Australians unearthed the world’s largest nugget of gold, the “Welcome Stranger,” which measured 10 by 25 inches before it was melted down.
Gold is extremely ductile. A single ounce of gold (about 28 grams) can be stretched into a gold thread 5 miles (8 kilometers) long. Gold threads can even be used as embroidery thread.