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Popular Science

Series: Natural History Museum Earth Science Publications

By: Richard Herrington, Chris Stanley and Robert Symes

64 pages, Col photos, illus, figs

London Natural History Museum

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #103504 | ISBN: 0565091417
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About this book

Examines all aspects of of this most prized metal, from its scientific properties and minerology, to the myths that surround it and the eventful history of its exploitation.


Properties of gold; physical properties; mineralogy of gold; where gold is found; how gold accumulates; in metamorphic rocks; in ancient sediments; in sedimentary rocks; associated with volcanoes; geological overview; exploration; exploitation; extraction; mining and the environment; the gold rushes; gold in US/Europe; gold in antiquity; gold as a commodity; gold and greed; ornament and jewellry; technology and medicine; goldsmiths, hallmarks and assaying; lore, myths and fantasy.

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