By: Nathan Joslin & Derek Sun
The founder of gold is unknown. Gold is a bright yellow, dense, ductile metal. Most metals on the periodic table are grey or black, but gold is yellow. Gold has a color unlike any other metal. The symbol Au is from the Latin word aurum. 174,100 tons of gold has been mined. Gold is used in making jewelry, investments, and industry. Gold is found on every continent of the world. Gold and copper were the first metal to be discover by humans around 5,000 B.C. The mines of South Africa can descend as far 12,000 feet and reach temperatures of 130°F. To produce an ounce of electricity requires 38 man hours, 1,400 gallons of water, enough electricity to run a large house for 10 days, and chemicals such as cyanide, acids, lead, borax, and lime. In order to extracts South Africa's yearly output of 500 tons of gold, nearly 70 million tons of earth are raised and milled.
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