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Gold and Precious Metals
Can gold be hammered into shape?
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Can gold be hammered into sheets?
Yes, gold can be hammered into sheets. A piece of gold the size of your thumbnail can be hammered into a sheet the size of a tennis court. Gold can be milled or pressed down to gold foil. This is the thinnest millage for gold and can be 50 times as thin as the human hair. It is so fine, your breath can break it.
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What is maellable?
Malleability is a physical property of matter, usually metals. This property usually applies to the family groups 1 to 12 on the Modern Periodic Table of Elements. It is the ability of a solid to bend or be hammered into other shapes without breaking. Examples of malleable metals are gold, iron,copper (to a degree) and lead. Malleability is the ability of a metal to be hammered into thin sheets. Gold and silver are highly malleable. When a piece of hot iron is hammered it takes the shape of a sheet, we can also shape it as we want.
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What metal can be hammered into sheets?