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