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The Origin of Gold
July 25, 2013 | USA Today

A USA Today article describes how the gold that we use on Earth today was likely born in star collisions that occurred billions of years ago.

Related: The History of Gold (USGS)


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Olympic Gold Plus Meteoritic Iron
July 29, 2013 | Gizmondo.com
Some of the gold medals awarded at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will contain pieces of the meteorite that fell over Russia on February 15, 2013. Only gold medals awarded on the one-year anniversary of the fall will contain a piece of the meteorite. Related: What are Meteorites?

Granitizers vs Magmatists
October 13, 2013 | Scientific American
A Scientific American article explores some of the early investigations into the origin of igneous rocks. Related: What is Granite?

Uses of Gold
March 9, 2014 | Geology.com
Of all the minerals mined from the Earth, none is more useful than gold. Its usefulness is derived from a diversity of special properties. Gold conducts electricity, does not tarnish, is very easy to work, can be drawn into wire, can be hammered into thin sheets, alloys with many other metals, can be melted and cast into highly detailed shapes, has a wonderful color and a brilliant luster.


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