Gold

Find out everything there is to know about gold and stay updated on the latest news with comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about this precious metal as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about gold.
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World's Largest Gold Crystal Found
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April 9th, 2014
It's the size of a golf ball, but a lot more valuable: Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have now verified that a heavy piece of gold, found decades ago in Venezuela, is in fact a single crystal of the valuable element.
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Increased Precision Improves Drug Interaction Models
Illustration of JILA's advance in AFM design
September 12th, 2013
A small change to existing technology dramatically increases stability and precision, therefore the accuracy of the tool.
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Earthquakes Turn Water Into Gold
The tyrannosaur of the minerals, this gold nugget in quartz weighs more than 70 ounces (2 kilograms).
March 17th, 2013
When the Earth shakes, water vaporizes, salting underground fractures with gold.
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There’s Gold In Them, Thar Hills -- And Toxic Mercury
Gold miners excavating with jets of water
October 28th, 2013
Detritus from the Gold Rush is heading toward America’s food basket.
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Why Do They Call It Black Friday?
black friday, black monday, black, ink, red, shopping
February 4th, 2013
The term Black Friday was first used to describe Sept. 24, 1869, when several financiers tried to corner the gold market.
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What is a Gold Karat?
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December 24th, 2012
Most gold jewelry isn't made of pure gold.
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There's Gold in Them Thar Trees
Eucalyptus tree
October 22nd, 2013
Tiny particles of gold have been found in the leaves and other parts of eucalyptus trees in Australia. Though they aren't mineable themselves, these finds could point to gold deposits deep underground.
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Amateur Gold Digger Strikes 12-Pound Jackpot
January 17th, 2013
Is a new gold rush inevitable?
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