The yellow metal known as gold is incredibly malleable and can be turned into many things, but especially jewelry. Throughout human civilization, gold has been a symbol of wealth, success and power. Here is a collection of pictures of gold that demonstrate its powerful grip over human hearts and minds...and bank balances!

A solid gold nugget

Image of gold.

Dan the Info-man
"Gold is a living god and rules in scorn, All earthly things but virtue." Percy Bysshe Shelley

A lucky panner finds a lump of gold

Image of gold panning.

Dan the Info-man
"Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise." Christopher Columbus
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