Who doesn’t love gold? Or as Goldmember would say gooooold.

Thanks to its beauty and resistance to corrosion, this precious metal has been used in jewellery and art throughout history.

It has also been used as a medium of exchange or money for over 6000 years.

Some of us even have gold grills. I’m looking at you Kanye West.

For more fun facts on gold check out this infographic – the first in our rockin’ series on Australian minerals.

CSIRO: gold in the rough
CSIRO: gold in the rough

Find out more about CSIRO’s research in gold.