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 Definition Chemical element 79, symbol Au, a lustrous corrosion-resistant precious metal used for money, electronics and jewelry. [d] [e]


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I don't believe this article should be a status 1 (Developed) article yet. It needs more cleanup and more checking.

I just made a few dozen edits for this article, admittedly mostly minor copy edits: updating older price, production and supply data (from the WP ported article) to more recent data, removed or replaced dead (inactive or unavailable) external links and urls in references, moved the "External links" section to the "External Links subpage", re-arranged and re-wrote the paragraph on gold prices, added many wiki links and revised other wiki links to point to existing CZ articles and various other such items.

I found so many such needed edits in a relatively cursory review that I believe this article ported from WP still needs much more such detailed review before it deserves its current status of 1 (a developed article). For that reason I am going to downgrade the status from 1 to 2 on the Metadata template.

Despite my above comments, I think this is a very comprehensive and rather well written article ... and it deserves our best efforts to review it thoroughly so that it can be raised to a status 1 CZ article. Milton Beychok 10:20, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Meteorites delivered gold to Earth (Chunbum Park 09:31, 9 September 2011 (UTC))