Gem Junkies

Gold - To shine, to gleam, or to be yellow and green

August 10, 2019 Season 2 Episode 17
Gem Junkies
Gold - To shine, to gleam, or to be yellow and green
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Gem Junkies
Gold - To shine, to gleam, or to be yellow and green
Aug 10, 2019 Season 2 Episode 17
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.
“To shine, to gleam, to be yellow and green.” This week is all about the Midas touch --- GOLD! We explore the early history of gold, some fundamental basics, how it has become the metal of choice and of course, the lore behind it all.
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“To shine, to gleam, or to be yellow or green.”  This week is all about the Midas touch --- GOLD! We explore the early history of gold, some fundamental basics, how it has become the metal of choice and of course, the lore behind it all.

00:00:00                             Take 1 to 11

00:39:00                             GOLD

01:42:00                             What does gold mean?

02:22:00                             Early history of mining for gold

03:08:00                             Oldest known mine

03:33:00                             Oldest recorded metal employed by humans

03:41:00                             But why did we decided that gold would be the metal of choice

                                             (A look into its properties)

06:11:00                             Why else is gold desirable to work with?

08:28:00                             Understanding karat gold

09:44:00                             Mixing other metals with gold = alloying

15:20:00                             Plentiful sources

17:37:00                             Where did gold come from?

20:40:00                             Gold in the ocean!!  SAY WHAT!!

21:48:00                             The quest for gold

25:00:00                             History of the gold welding band

27:51:50                             You can also eat it

29:33:00                             Aura around gold 

30:21:00                             Alchemy 

33:05:00                             History between mercury and gold 00:00:00                             

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