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published on 25 August 2012
Gold, chemical symbol Au (from the Latin aurum meaning ‘shining dawn’), is a precious metal which has been used since antiquity in the production of jewellery, coinage, sculpture, vessels and as a decoration for buildings, monuments and statues.  Gold does not corrode and so it became a symbol of immortality and power in many ancient cultures... [continue reading]

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