Element: Gold

Wanted for:

  • being the most used mineral
  • easy to mold into detailed shapes
  • no other substance as rare as gold
  • can make jewlery out of gold

Description of gold:

Color: yellow

Atomic mass: 196.96657

Atomic number: 79

Metal or non-metal: metal

Appears at room temperature:


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First arresting officer:

Gen. John A. Sutter

Report of first arrest:

Gold was discovered by one of Gen. John A. Sutter's wokers when John told his worker to go get something for him when he was building a new sawmill on January 24, 1848.

Last seen:

Symbol: Au

Atomic number: 79

Known associates:

Gold is not reactive to many things. Gold does not react with oxygen or dissolves in most acids. Gold also does not react with electricity. Although gold is malleable it does not mix with many other elements.

  • Hydrides
  • Fluorides
  • Chlorides
  • Bromides
  • Lodides
  • Oxides
  • Sulfides
  • Selenides
  • Tellurides

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Warning label:

Gold is mostly a stable element because it doesn't mix or combine with many other elements.


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