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January 1, 1998

Through the ages, men and women have cherished gold, and many have had a compelling desire to amass great quantities of it -- so compelling a desire, in fact, that the frantic need to seek and hoard gold has been aptly named "gold fever." Gold was among the first metals to be mined because it commonly occurs in its native form -- that is, not combined with other elements -- because it is beautiful and imperishable, and because exquisite objects can be made from it.

Publication Year 1998
Title Gold
DOI 10.3133/7000021
Authors Harold Kirkemo, William L. Newman, Roger P. Ashley
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Interest Publication
Index ID 7000021
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse