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Gold: Medically Essential

Published on February 25, 2016

Mining for GoldThere is much to be said about gold and all it can do for modern medicine and medical technologies.  Beginning in the late 1800s, doctors discovered it could prevent infection and improve circulation.  In more recent years, it has been used in cancer studies, pacemakers and heart stents.

What makes it such a great mineral for use in medicine is that gold is almost completely immune to corrosion, acid and bacterial growth.  It can also be easily molded and is used to plate medical instruments.

The U.S. is rich in gold.  It is found in plentiful supply in states such as Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, California, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and South Carolina.   This is why we need to modernize our mine permitting process so that we can more easily access our supplies rather than going to foreign suppliers for the gold we need.

Minerals Make Life has an article and an infographic on their blog which has more details on gold’s versatility and applications.  Click here to see what they have to say about it.

 

Source:  http://mineralsmakelife.org/blog/details/minerals-can-give-you-a-heart-of-gold

 
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