A metallic element of atomic number 79, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat (melting point 1064.4° C), moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.97.
n.: A soft malleable metal relatively scarce in distribution. It is mined deep in the earth by poor men who then give it to rich men who immediately bury it back in the earth in great prisons, although gold hasn't done anything to them. [Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"
The most versatile precious metal of all. It is more ductile than any other metal, with the capacity of being drawn out into a fine wire, and so malleable that it can be beaten into a leaf 4 millionths of an inch (a 10 thousandth of a millimetre) thick. Gold is resistant to corrosion, and to the action of solvents. Pure, 24 carat gold is too soft and heavy to work on its own, and so it is usually alloyed with other metals such as copper. In 14 carat gold, 14 parts of gold are mixed with 10 parts of other metal; the finest alloys are 18 and 22 carat. The colour of the gold varies according to the type and quantity of metal used in the alloy. Copper lends a reddish tinge, silver a hint of pale green; a combination of copper and silver results in a brighter yellow than pure gold. 18 carat white gold is an alloy of 25 per cent platinum and 75 per cent pure gold.
an element, whose symbol is AU on the atomic charts, gold is very malleable, meaning it can be hammered, bent, drawn, shaped or formed with relative ease compared to other metals. Gold is usually mixed with other metals called alloys to give it rigidity or change its color. See 14kt, 18kt. 22kt.
Gold is the most malleable (hammerable) and ductile (able to be made into wire) metal, doesn't rust or tarnish. A precious metal that is very soft when pure (24K). Graded by purity. In the U.S. a scale of 24 is used. 24 karats (24K) is 100% pure. 10K is the legal minimum for karat-graded gold. Gold is alloyed (mixed with other metals, usually silver and copper) to make it less expensive and harder. Alloyed gold comes in many colors: Yellow Gold is 50% silver and 50% copper; White Gold is Nickel, zinc, copper, tin and manganese; Pink (rose) Gold is 90% copper and 10% silver; Green Gold is high proportion of silver or cadmium; Blue Gold is some iron; Grey Gold is 15-20% iron. (See "karat" below.)
A heavy yellow metallic chemical element; a precious metal used in coins, jewelry, etc.; symbol, Au. Thought to be a pestilence in the 1800's because it caused widespread fever in people around the world, bringing some to ruin.
A soft yellow precious metal found in pure nuggets or extracted by sieving ground rock or sand. It was a highly prized metal for its decorative qualities and is found as jewellery in particular. The metal can be worked cold, including hammer welding.
A heavy, yellow metal, rarely seen or spoken of. It is a barbaric relic that went down in dollar terms for the past 20 years of the 20 th century. It is about the only thing you can leave on the seat of your car in Baltimore without worrying about the windows being smashed.
A yellow-colored precious metal that is very soft when pure (24 Kt.). Gold is the most malleable (hammerable) and ductile (able to be made into wire) metal. Gold is alloyed (mixed with other metals, usually silver and copper) to make it less expensive and harder. The purity of gold jewelry is measured in karats.
a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
Gold used in jewelry is almost always alloyed with other metals since gold in its pure form is very soft and malleable, and would not wear well by itself. (Note that karat with a "k" refers to gold purity, while carat with a "c" refers to the weight of a gemstone, e.g. a one carat diamond set in a 14 karat gold ring.) The karat number refers to the parts of pure gold per 24 in the alloy. Other countries used a marking system well before the United States. It is common in many countries to mark gold with a three-digit number, indicating the parts per thousand of gold. Thus, gold jewelry is often marked "750" for 750/1000 gold. (Equivalent to U.S. 18K). In addition to many purities, alloyed gold also comes in many colors. Variations in the metals alloyed with the gold account for the ability to produce white, pink, and even green gold, in addition to the familiar yellow gold.
Pure gold, the most malleable of all metals, is incredibly workable. The two most popular colors are white and yellow. Because pure gold is so soft and pliable, jewelers use an alloyed form known as karat gold. Alloying increases its hardness and provides a variety of different colors. Gold content of karat gold is specified by the familiar code 14k, 18ct, ect. The K (karat) number tells us how many parts of pure gold are contained 24 parts of the alloy. Thus: 14k = 14/24% = 58% pure gold 18k = 18/24% = 75% pure gold 24k = 24/24% = 100% pure gold Foreign manufacturers often stamp their products with three digit numbers with 1000 equaling pure gold. 14k = 585 18k = 750 24k = 1000
the most malleable of all metals, yellow in its natural state though alloyed into various colors, relatively inert and certainly the most popular metal in jewelry for over 6,000 years. see 14K etc gothic revival revival of medievalism which began in the 18th century as part of the romantic movement, but became a more scholarly reinvention of gothic forms in architecture particularly, but also in the other arts including jewelry, notably Augustus Pugin and William Burges
A soft yellow mineral, the native metallic element Au. Specific gravity of pure gold is 19.3. It is often naturally alloyed with silver, copper , or other metals, and is found as nuggets and grains in gravels, and in veins associated with quartz
A precious metal (atomic number 79, symbol Au) used for making (or coating) points and trim for fountain pens. Gold is extremely ductile (stretchable), making it easy to work into very thin sheets (gold leaf) which can be fused to base metals as gold fill. Gold is also fairly noble (impervious to chemical attack) which makes it a good choice for parts that must be exposed to corrosive fluids like ink. Gold in pens is usually found as an alloy with copper or some othe stronger metal, usually in 14k (58.5% by weight) or 18k (75%). Gold is very rare; it is estimated that all of the gold mined and worked in history could be melted into a cube 20 meters on a side. [ Web Elements entry for Gold
a yellow colored, soft, shiny metal commonly used in jewelry. The purity of gold is measured in "karats." 24 karat (or 24k) denotes pure or fine gold; 12k is 50% gold; 14k is about 58% gold. Gold that is less than 24k is actually an alloy; the remaining percent of the material consisting of other metals, such as copper, silver and zinc.
A highly malleable metal characterized by a yellow color. Pure gold is too soft for use as jewelry, goldware or coins, it usually is alloyed with other metals to increase its durability. It may be alloyed with silver, copper and zinc to create yellow-gold products; platinum or palladium for white gold; or copper for "rose" gold. The amount of pure gold in an alloy is expressed in 24ths, called karats. 12-karat gold is 50 percent pure, 18-karat is 75 percent pure, and 24 karat is pure gold.
A bright yellow metallic element used from the earliest days of coin production through to the present. It is inert to most chemical and atmospheric reactions, so that it does not normally tarnish or corrode.
although people don't react to pure 24k gold, body jewelry is not pure gold. The metals mixed with gold to make it stronger and less expensive, can cause reactions in people. Gold should not be worn in healing piercings for this reason.
The most malleable, and most ductile of all metals, gold by itself is too soft to be used in it natural state to be used for jewelry making, and it is commonly alloyed with copper, nickel, or other metals. Unlike silver it does not oxidize or tarnish.
A soft yellowish metal, used in jewelry, electrical contacts, and dental crowns. Its chemical symbol "Au" is derived from the Latin word "aurum," meaning "shining dawn." It is composed of 79 protons, 79 electrons, and 118 neutrons. Designated as: atomic number, 79; Atomic weight, 197.0; Oxidation states, 3.1; Electro negativity, 1.4; Atomic radius, 144; Ionic radius, (+3)85; Electron affinity, 2.31; First ionic potential, 9.23; Electron shell configuration, 1s22s2p63s2p63d104s2p64d105s2p64f145d106s1. - The chemical symbol for Hydrogen.
The most popular metal used in jewellery today. Gold for jewellery is always blended with other metals for strength and to resist scratching (see karat). Gold is yellow in its pure state, but may look yellow, white, or pink (rose) depending on the metals used to formulate the alloy.
The Egyptian symbol for gold ( nebu) is a collar with beads along the lower edge. Gold has long been associated with the gods and royalty. This imperishable metal reflects the brilliance of the sun and the hope of eternal life. Isis and Nephthys, two of the goddesses who protected the dead, are often shown kneeling on the gold sign at the ends of royal coffins.
A yellow precious metal which is valued for its beauty and purity since it does not oxidize or tarnish like most other metals. It has been used for coins and jewelry for over 6000 years and from this has become regarded as a symbol of wealth. Gold is very ductile and is the most malleable of all metals. It can be cast into huge statues or beaten into wafer thin sheets of gold leaf. This malleability makes it too soft to be used in jewelry without being alloyed with other metals. (See Karat).
Gold the ultimate precious metal. Virtually indescribable, amazingly malleable, doesn't rust or tarnish. Graded by purity; in the U.S. a 24k is a 100% pure. 18k is 18 parts gold and other parts alloy (other metals); and so on 10k is the legal minimum to grade gold.
Precious metal atomic symbol and numismatic abbreviation Au, from the Latin Aurum, used as a coinage medium from the seventh century BC until the present day. The purity of gold is reckoned in carats or a decimal system. i.e. 22 carat or .916 fine. Medieval coins were 23.5 carat or .995 fine, and some modern bullion coins are virtually pure gold, denoted by the inscription '.999'.
A yellow-colored metallic element and precious metal, used for coins and jewelry for thousands of years. It is impervious to corrosion and oxidation. It is the most ductile and malleable of all metals.
Gold is a precious metal that has long been a symbol of wealth. In its most expensive, purest form of 24 karats, gold is quite soft and malleable. To gain strength and tenacity, gold is commonly combined with other metals, usually with silver and copper in a process called alloying. Although this may decrease the value of the gold, it increases durability and allows gold to be used for long lasting, fine jewelry.
Dense, lustrous, yellow, malleable precious metal, so durable that it is virtually indestructible, often found uncombined in nature. Gold is widely distributed in all igneous rocks, usually pure but in low concentrations.
An element long treasured for its ability to shine, resist corrosion, and join. Pure gold is usually alloyed with other metals -- typically silver and copper -- to create tougher materials of similar characteristics.
A heavy bright yellow metal used in jewelry. Atomic Number 79. Chemical Symbol "Au". Melting point 1063oC Pure or "fine" gold is very soft and weak, so for jewelry it is mixed with other metals such silver, copper, nickel and palladium. e.g. Rose Gold White Gold Yellow gold
Gold (IPA: ) is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from the Latin aurum) and atomic number 79. It is a highly sought-after precious metal which, for many centuries, has been used as money, a store of value and in jewelery. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, underground "veins" and in alluvial deposits.
Gold is a 2CD compilation album by The Velvet Underground. It was released for the North American market on June 14, 2005, by Polydor, the record label that oversees the band's Universal Music Group back catalogue.
"Gold" is a song by Prince (then known as ) from his 1995 album The Gold Experience. Obviously proud of the number, Prince was touting the song as the next "Purple Rain" to reporters before the album's release. Indeed, the song is quite anthemic, though it lacks the singalong chorus of "Purple Rain".
Gold is a 2-disc Sublime compilation that catalogs the band's songs from their three studio albums as well as a few tracks from their B-side collection, Second-hand Smoke. This is the third and largest compilation of the band's songs to date. It was released on November 15, 2005.
Gold is a compilation of Cher's greatest hits released in 2005. The album was ironically released two years after the multi-platinum, The Very Best of Cher, yet it was well received by critics one being All Music Guide which gave it four and a half stars out of five.
Gold is the eighth and final album by the contestants of Music Stars, a reality television show in Switzerland. The album was released less than a month after the seventh, and reached a chart peak of #14 upon its release on April 10, 2005. The album spent six weeks in the Swiss top 100, and included songs by, amongst others, Salome Clausen (who has since had a number one single, "Gumpu"), Claudia D'Addio and Piero Esteriore.
Gold is a two-CD compilation of classic singles and album tracks by British singer/songwriter Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam. It is part of Universal Music's series of double-disc anthologies derived from their extensive back catalog. The track list starts with Stevens' early British hit "Matthew & Son" and ends with a new recording by Islam, "Indian Ocean", recorded and first released as a digital download on the i Tunes Music Store to benefit 2004 Asian Tsunami relief efforts.
"Gold" was the third single released from Beverley Knight's studio album, Who I Am. The song, which peaked at #27 in Britain, was different to the album version - which was produced by Mike Spencer, and is a big favourite amongst fans.
Gold by The Beautiful South is the third greatest hits album to be released by the band. It is similar in design to other "Gold" albums released by bands either currently or previously of the Mercury Records label. The album is a 2 disc collection of both single and album tracks taken from the first 8 of the bands back catalogue.
Gold is a 2-disc greatest hits album by released by funk/R&B group Cameo in 2005. The collection is, track for track, the same release as 2002's Anthology, even including the same linear notes. The only difference is the new title and cover art.
Gold:The Allman Brothers Band is a compilation album with songs from their first (The Allman Brothers Band) album until their 1979 album Enlightened Rogues. This was released in 2005. The booklet features an essay about the early history of the band written in 2005.
Gold: The Final Science Fiction Collection is a collection of Isaac Asimov's stories and essays. The stories, which comprise its first half, are short pieces which had remained uncollected at the time of Asimov's death. As such, they have been criticized by some as inept or below par—what the writer himself termed "minor Asimov".
"Gold" is a short story by Isaac Asimov, originally collected in the eponymous volume Gold. It was one of the last short stories he wrote in his life, and is considered by some to be his last significant piece of writing. It won a Hugo Award for best Novellette in 1992.
A specification for Internet-based financial transactions, developed by IBM and the now-defunct Integrion consortium. Gold was later merged with Open Financial Exchange (OFX) to form the Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX) specification. See OFX and IFX.
A naturally occurring, homogenous, inorganic substance of definite or fairly definite chemical composition with characteristics physical properties, formed by the chain reaction of nuclear reactions involved in a super nova and that specific atomic structure is classified as GOLD. From the Drinkwater Doctrine of metallurgic sciences in geophysics and associated science
the Gift of Love; this is Sacred Alchemy; transforming all of our negative patterning, rules, admonitions, behaviors, beliefs, destructive tendencies, and egoic functions into the Truth which is Love. (see egoic functions)