Posted on February 19, 2014 by Minerals Make Life
Gold is one of the world’s most sought-after minerals, prized for its value and unique qualities. Most frequently associated with jewelry, many people are not aware of its versatility and contributions to daily life. From the fastest technology to the most sophisticated medical equipment, gold is a vital resource. Without gold, our GPS and satellite technology could not navigate as quickly, our astronauts would not have adequate protection from harmful radiation and our doctors would not have the technology behind life-supporting medical equipment.
Our new infographic details the many, often surprising places where you can find gold, from Olympic arenas to outer space and even inside the human body. Beyond gold, minerals of all kinds serve as the foundation of innovation. For more information on minerals’ daily use, check out our online toolkit.