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Gold - HC
Gold - HC
Gold - HC
9780778714132 | In Stock
Unlike other metals, such as copper or lead, gold is prized for its beauty and scarcity rather than its usefulness. As a metal, it is too soft to use for tools or weapons, and is used mainly as money, in jewelry, and in electronics as a conductor of electricity. This colorfully illustrated new book describes both the basics of this dazzling metal and our fascination with it throughout history. Topics include:
• how gold is formed
• lode or vein deposits underground and placer deposits in water or dry creek beds
• a day in the life of a prospector
• gold in history including ancient Egyptian jewelry and alchemists who tried to turn lead into gold in the Middle Ages
• the great gold rushes in California, Nevada, the Klondike, Australia, South Africa, and other parts of the world
• gold mining methods such as open pit, underground, and hardrock mining
• how gold ore is refined
• the damage done to the environment by gold mining, such as changing the landscape and wildlife habitats, and waste rock and water pollution from the refining process Teacher’s guide available.

Reading Level: Gr. 4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: Q
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Rocks, Minerals, and Resources
Author(s): Ron Edwards, James Gladstone

Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

Dewey: 553.41
Lexile: 1050L
Copyright: 2004


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