Gold’s status as a noble metal means that along with other noble metals and the other precious metals we sell it has a number of properties that make it useful in industrial applications. For consumer electronics such as smart phones and tablet computers the most useful property of gold is its high conductivity and its resistance to corrosion.
These two properties make it ideal for use in electronics and other high end electrical products. The boom in demand for smart phones, smart watches and the plethora of other consumer electronics on the market drive a similar increase in demand for gold in order to satisfy the requirements of ever more sophisticated electronics.
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