When you think of gold you immediately think of bullion, coins or jewellery but 10% of gold of the gold produced is used for alternative uses.
Gold is used in many chemical processes due to its unique chemical structure and as a conductor. In dentist work gold is seen as being very durable and important as not many people are allergic to it. Interestingly gold is found in mobile phones and flat screen televisions to improve their reliability. It is also used in airbags and breaking systems.
Gold is very ductile and a single gram of gold can be hammered into an extremely thin sheet measuring one square metre and is used to adorn decorations. It can also be made into very fine thread for embroidery. If 75% of all the gold mined since 1910 was collected up it would form a 20 m cube of 60ft a side.
For the best part gold can be recycled and reused. With numerous uses for gold it is seen as a valuable asset making now the time to buy gold for this is a stable investment which looks set to stay.