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Gold and Precious Metals
Does gold float?
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How can I tell that fool's gold is apart of metallic yellow?
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How do you tell if the gold flakes are real?
Does real gold sink?
Yes and no ..Gold has a Specific Gravity around 19 times the same amount of water. However, if you have a small thin flake of gold or flour gold you can often see these pieces of Gold float on water. This is caused by the Gold having a thin coating of oil on it from the natural oils that are on your hands. Also thin, small pieces of Gold can float due to what is called the "surface tension effect" to get Gold to sink prospectors will put a small amount of dishwashing detergent in their gold pans. That removes the oil from your hands as well as breaking the surface tension effect. To sum it up...yes real Gold can float, but most Gold sinks.
Five thing that float in water and five that sink water?
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On FarmVille what do you get from gold mystery eggs?
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How would you separate a mixture of wood and gold?