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Gold

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) and an atomic number of 79. It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold is one of the coinage metals and has served as a symbol of wealth and a store of value throughout history. Gold standards have provided a basis for monetary policies. It also has been linked to a variety of symbolisms and ideologies. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Lake Shore Gold hits key milestone

Jan 09 - Financial Post

Gold futures up on global cues

Jan 06 - The Times of India

Gold, silver drop on sluggish demand

Jan 04 - The Times of India

Articles About Gold

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition Teased Online; Tipped to Debut in May
Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition Teased Online; Tipped to Launch in May

By IBTimes IN

Samsung has officially begun teasing the new Galaxy S5 variant Crystal edition which is reportedly making its debut as early as next month (3:24 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SOUTH KOREA, INDIA, COPPER, ANDROID

Asian shares rise as Fed Minutes Soothe Sentiment
Asian Shares, Dollar Struggle on Ukraine Anxiety

By Reuters

Asian stocks struggled on Friday, as fears of an escalating Ukraine crisis eclipsed upbeat U.S. economic data and robust U.S. tech shares. (2:19 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BNP PARIBAS, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, RUSSIA, COPPER

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio
Lorde and Flume’s ‘Tennis Court’ Remix A Hit [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

They said that it’s possible, and now it’s here! The highly awaited Flume and Lorde collaboration has been released, and fans of the Australian DJ and Kiwi songstress responded favourably. (1:41 am)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, COURT, AUSTRALIA, INFECTION

Ram Charan's first look in Govindudu Andarivadele
From Mahesh Babu's 'Aagadu' to Ram Charan's 'Govindudu Andarivadele': Upcoming Big Projects in Telugu Film Industry

By IBTimes IN

From Mahesh Babu's "Aagadu" to Ram Charan's "Govindudu Andarivaadele," check out the list of the most-awaited upcoming Telugu films of 2014. (11:59 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ELECTIONS, INDIA

Michael Phelps
Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Returns

By IBTimes IN

Michael Phelps has officially announced his competitive return to the sport, for the first time since 2012. Come Thursday, he will be seen at the Mesa Grand Prix, seeded on top, in the 100-metre butterfly race. (10:26 pm)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

Rumer Willis Underwear Shows through Raunchy Outfit at Music Concert Celebration

By IBTimes AU

Rumer Willis certainly knows how to grab eyeballs. The 25-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis made headlines for flaunting her panties at ELLE's 5th Annual Women in Music concert celebration in LA on April 22. (8:57 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, SILVER, FASHION WEEK

Kurt Jay Coleman is Australian Paris Hilton; Celebrity in the Making or Plain Narcissism?

By IBTimes AU

A 17-year old from Queensland who refers to himself as the Australian Paris Hilton gained at least 200k fans and followers in the social media in just few months. The high school dropout sky rocketed from a no-man to a social media 'celebrity' in just a short span of time. (8:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Mystery Bones: More Suspected Human Remains Discovered Near Seawall of Queensland's Gold Coast

By IBTimes AU

More bones have been found in Queensland's Gold Coast seaway as authorities scour the area for what they suspect are human remains. Recreational diver Drew Valentine discovered what was believed to be a human bone in the previous week. (Apr 24)

Mimi Faust's Sex Tape: Co-star Says She Deserves a Gold Medal for Racy Tape

By IBTimes AU

The former "Mob Wives" star Karen Gravano has expressed her commendations to Hollywood Life on the released sex tape. (Apr 24)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD

SOA Charlie Hunnam & Tom Hiddleston Strips Off Their Period Costume, Mia Wasikowska Look Spooked on the Set of ‘Crimson Peak’

By IBTimes AU

Guillermo del Toro's upcoming thriller film "Crimson Peak" is making a lot of noise while filming in Canada with "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam and "Thor's" Tom Hiddleston. (Apr 24)