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Also, the [[metal]]lic tincture often depicted by the [[colour]] [[yellow]] in SCA [[heraldry]].
Also, the [[metal]]lic tincture often depicted by the [[colour]] [[yellow]] in SCA [[heraldry]].
Chemical symbol 'Au'  
Chemical symbol 'Au'
Gold is a soft, [[yellow]], corrosion-resistant element, the most [[malleable]] and ductile [[metal]], occurring in veins and alluvial deposits and recovered by [[mining]] or by [[panning]] or [[sluicing]]. A good thermal and electrical conductor, gold is generally alloyed to increase its strength, and it is used as an international monetary standard, in jewelry, for decoration, and as a plated coating on a wide variety of electrical and mechanical components.

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The SCA word for money.

A metal prized for being ductile, shiny and corrosion-resistant. Valued as precious from ancient times to today (and hence one of the materials Alchemy desired to make).

Used to make a variety of objects eg: gold thread, jewelry, cloth of gold, jewelled items eg book covers, statues, etc

Also, the metallic tincture often depicted by the colour yellow in SCA heraldry.

Chemical symbol 'Au'