The term “gold” is the from the Proto-Indo-Europeanbase ghel / ghol meaning “yellow”, “green”, or possibly “bright”.
The chemical symbol for gold is AU, from the Latin word aurum meaning “shining dawn” and from Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn. In 50 B.C., Romans began issuing gold coins called the Aureus and the smaller solidus.
Did you know that Gold melts at 1064.43° Centigrade. It can conduct both heat and electricity and it never rusts.
Did you know that all the gold ever mined by man since the dawn of time would fit into 2 olympic swimming pools.
Did you know that the biggest miner and producer of gold is now China, overtaking South Africa, which has for years been the world leader of Diamond and Gold mining.
Did you know that in terms of raw material there is about twenty times more silver than gold, but in terms of metal reserves Gold globally has about 1.2 billion ounces where as silver only has about 200 million ounces.
Gold has always been admired by humans and its use can be traced as far back as the bronze age 5000 years ago.