By: Gian Ciapponi


The element name for gold in Au, which is for aurum, the Latin word for gold. Gold was discovered approximately 3000BC. Nobody really discovered the elements gold, but the death mask of King Tutankhamen, who died in 1323 BC contained 100kg of the metal.

Physical Properties

Gold is a soft metal with a number of interesting physical properties. Gold is a very heavy metal. The melting point of gold is 1948°F. the boiling point is 5,378°F. the density is 19.32g/Cm squared.

Uses for Gold

Lots of people pay a lot of money to get gold jewelry. When you have a cavity, you either have silver or gold fillings in your teeth. Gold is very expensive.

Fun Facts


Gold is the only Golden/Yellow colored element on the periodic table


Most of the gold on the planet is from meteorites that bombarded the planet


Gold is so stretchy when heated, one ounce can be 5 miles long if a thin as a thread.


It can be used to color glass and it is used inside of electronics most of the time.