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Can you make gold float?
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How can I tell that fool's gold is apart of metallic yellow?
Will gold float in Mercury?
Gold has a specific gravity of 19.3 This means that, mass for mass, it is 19.3 times heavier than water. Mercury, with an S.G. of 13.56, is only 13.56 times heavier than water. So a nugget of gold will sink if placed on mercury. However, if you make a gold boat, it will float on a mercury sea! Try it! For more information, see 'Related links' below.