Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pure gold

A gramme of gold can be beaten into a sheet of one square meter.
Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become translucent.
Gold is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
Gold is not affected by air.
Gold, caesium and copper are the only elemental metals with a natural color other than gray or white.
Heat, moisture, oxygen, and most corrosive agents have very little chemical effect on gold.
Pure gold is non-toxic when ingested.
Gold is approved as a food additive in the EU.

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