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  1. Gold is extremely ductile. A single ounce of gold can be stretched into a gold thread 5 miles long.
  2. The first Gold coins appeared around 700 BC.
  3. On the periodic table of elements, Gold's symbol is AU.
  4. Gold's atomic number is 79, and its atomic mass is 196.96655 amu.
  5. The melting point of Gold is 1,064.43°C (1,947.97°F).
  6. 'Welsh Gold' is considered extremely rare, and is no longer mined.
  7. Gold found in riverbeds and sifted from rushing water is called 'Alluvial Gold'.
  8. All precious metals have their own ISO 4217 currency code; XAU is Gold.
  9. Gold has been discovered on every continent on Earth.
  10. Gold has been mined for over 5,000 years.
  11. The coffin found in Tutankhamen's tomb contained around 1.5 tonnes of Gold.
  12. Gold is the most non-reactive of all metals and does not rust.
  13. Gold is so pliable that it can be made into sewing thread.
  14. Gold can conduct heat and electricity.
  15. Apart from copper and caesium, Gold is the only non-white coloured metal.
  16. The average human body contains 0.2 mg of Gold.
  17. Human bones contain 0.016 parts per million of Gold.
  18. Gold ranks 75th in order of abundance of the elements in the Earth's crust.
  19. There is an estimated (mostly unextractable) 9 billion metric tons of Gold in the Sea.
  20. A one troy ounce Gold nugget is rarer to find than a five-carat Diamond.
  21. One cubic foot of Gold weighs half a ton.
  22. Gold is chemically inactive and is not affected by air, heat or moisture.
  23. There are more than 400 references to Gold in the King James Bible.
  24. It is estimated that 142,000 tons of Gold have been mined throughout history.
  25. Pure Gold is so soft that it can be moulded by hand.
  26. Gold is edible; Gold flakes may be added to food and drink.
  27. High purity Gold is odourless and tasteless.
  28. 22 carat (917 parts per thousand) is the standard for UK Gold Coins.
  29. A 'Tola' is a traditional unit of mass used in South Asia. 1 Tola = 3/8 T oz.
  30. Scientists in Australia have found Gold particles in the leaves of Eucalyptus Trees.