Can we get a reference for: "...50% in jewelry, 40% in investments, and 10% in industry." Please?
Gold and connectors
This is not totally accurate. The usefulness of gold-plating connectors becomes evident if you live in a really humid area, unless you like hammering cables out of sockets because the connector and socket have fused from corrosion. The amount of gold used in gold plating is incredibly tiny, so it's not by itself driving the cost up. You can find gold-plated cables for a couple USD. I understand the idea that gold plating could make people think cables are worth more because ooh shiny, but the cable scam merchants use plenty of other tricks like fancy packaging, so it's not the driving factor. --Ymir (talk) 10:47, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
As 'various somebodies' have said - if the alchemists' trick "worked" gold would be as common as the stones in your garden and worth slightly more (due to industrial, dental and other uses).
If you consider the world is going to come to an end on November 9, do not stock up on gold - buy 'fruit and vegetable seeds' (including nettles and brambles - as they are self-caring protection), the contents of your local handypersons store, balls of yarn and knitting needles, a first aid kit and a load of 'How to books' rather than gold. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:13, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
- World coming to an end on the 9th of November? Why is that; is that the date Trump gets elected? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 07:08, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
- The operative word being 'if.' Knitting needles and 'garden tools' are much better weapons than guns - as they do not need more ammo. Nettles (if suitably handled and prepared) can be eaten and turned into fibre (similar process to flax) and blackberries are delicious: unlike barbed wire. And paper books (along with paper and pens for copying), as they are unaffected by power outages. Candles can be any variety you wish, including citronella.