Gold

79
Au
196.96654

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Gold Ring.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Au Gold 79 196.96654 11

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: Gold

Gold was dated back to very early times, and has been a valuable asset ever since. Gold is found free in nature and is widely distributed and is almost always associated with quartz or pyrite. It is almost always found by using the panning techniques.   Nearly two thirds of the world's output of Gold comes from Africa, and about two thirds of the U.S. output of Gold comes from South Dakota.  Recovering Gold from sea water has not been a profitable venture for anybody.