Gold is a precious metal commonly used for jewellery and coinage, and is often found in ores alongside other minerals. It also often forms an alloy with the element silver. This is called Electrum when there is more than 20% silver present.

Gold is also found in its native state as flakes or nuggets that have been eroded from rocks, ending up in alluvial deposits called placer deposits.

Gold is often found in ores containing quartz or pyrite.

Nowadays, gold is used not only for jewellery, but also for electrical connectors in computers and other devices, thread for embroidery, infrared protectors on satellites and astronauts helmet visors, medicine, and even food and drink.


Hardness: 2.5 – 3

Colour: Yellow/orange

Lustre: Metallic

Chemical Composition: Au



.Balances the brain and nervous systems

.Strengthens the immune system

.Aids with self worth and confidence

. Encourages truth and purity

.Promotes creative thinking

.Aids with digestion

.Attracts prosperity

.Helps with arthritis

.Harnesses the energy of the sun



Gold is often easily mistaken for pyrite. The difference between gold and pyrite is that pyrite forms in a recurring cubic structure, whereas gold often forms more irregularly.



Heart chakra and Solar Plexus chakra



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