Gold’s Impact on Modern Life

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.

Latest From Twitter

To prevent election fraud, more than 30 countries ask voters to dip their fingers in silver nitrate ink before cast… https://t.co/NClknsdDSY
The Biden Administration plans to replace 100% of lead water pipes in the country, and copper pipes are the best lo… https://t.co/vsrrrTR1lb
America’s mineral supply – or lack thereof – is a policy problem, not a geology problem. Learn why in this op-ed fr… https://t.co/90d3vf3VTn

Take a Stand for Miners Today Take Action