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.
Walking Away from One of the World’s Largest Gold Discoveries?
September 30, 2013 | Businessweek.com
A speculative article on Bloomberg Businessweek explores why Anglo American walked away from six years of work and an investment of 1/2 billion dollars in what might become one of the world's richest gold mines.
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)