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Autobiography of Gold

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Hi. I am Gold. I have been around since the beginning of time, but humans started to use me only 4000 years ago. Now, don't think that you can throw me out into the garbage; there are millions of people who will come looking for me. Firstly, I am one of the most expensive and attractive metals on the earth. Secondly, my malleability and ductility has made me a favourite for jewellers throughout the centuries. Thirdly, I carry heat and electricity very well through my body making me a useful metal in electronics. Lastly, I am very stable and therefore do not get addicted to rust. I am a relatively cool person but I tend to get angry relatively fast when compared to other member of my family. ...read more.


About 1 out of 130 of my atoms are like my clones. Those "fancy" scientists like to call them my isotopes. That is some weird language for "another form of an element." I have 18 of them. The most abundant one is Gold 197. However, if I do get lost my parents come finding me in Australia, South Africa or the United states. There I am mostly found, sometimes mixed with other impurities in a compound with silver, nickel or iron. But when I am treated I can be used to make coins to jewellery on your body. Like I said before, I am a fairly stable person. Swimming with I in cold water is not a problem because I do not get violent when I meet water. ...read more.


My cousins who are married to silver, platinum and copper say that we have a high density of 19.3. I have many special talents.... Hmmm, maybe that is why I have so many friends or considered the most desired metal. I am of critical importance to ladies. They use me as jewellery to make them look attractive and rich. So, I am not really as bony as I look. Now that you know how attractive I am, some of you ladies might be saying to yourself, "Where can I find this amazing guy?" Well, you can always find me in mines deep under the earth's crust. Oh and before I forget for those of you who want to see me sometime, my skin tone is yellowish orange. Anyways I have to go now. I am about to be moulded into a necklace. ...read more.

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