Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Indestructible Stuff----------------Gold

 


Well here we are at another indestructible stuff day and today it is Gold something every man and his dog has heard of.


Gold is quite rare and that's because it is very heavy, when the earth was forming most of the gold sank down towards the middle of the planet pulled by gravity.


Gold isn't as indestructible as many other metals, it's quite soft and melts easy. However, it has another indestructible quality it's very pure and unreactive.


It rarely reacts with other metals or chemicals and that means it doesn't rust, dissolve or wear out.


Gold coins can and have been recovered intact from ancient shipwreck, gold jewellery will last a life time as gold nuggets can lie in the soil or on a riverbed for centuries.


This is why gold has been used as money for centuries.


8 comments:

Margaret D said...

Interesting about the gold.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jo-Anne,
Gold has had its magic power to attract people over the ages.
Indeed, its ancient coins still exist.
Hugs,
Mariette

Karen BakingInATornado said...

Diamonds, and now gold. You're speaking my language.

CWMartin said...

And don't forget hearts made of gold like yours!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Margaret D.......It is

Mareitte.......That it is

Karen.......Yep

Chris.....Oh thank you

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

💰

Janie Junebug said...

And we know that all that sparkles might not be gold.

Love,
Janie

Katie Isabella said...

Gold is beautiful and has been useful. I guess everyone treasures their little bit of it. At least mine is a little bit. :-)

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