Gold, Beauty Or Death By: Gabriel Chalom and Kareem Woodard
Gold Uses *It can be used in coating objects. ex: used in medical lasers to reflect, coated sometimes in money (certain coins). *It is used many times for reflecting and conducting electricity in objects. Jewelry and Fashion, many rings and necklaces are either coated or made with gold. *Obviously last used in gold bars *Gold is even used in food. (p.s. 1/3 of the things Paris Hilton eats has gold in it)
Types Of Gold • White Gold • Black Gold • Pink Gold • Apache Gold • Wire Gold • Nail Gold • Mustard Gold • Paint Gold • Blue Gold • Grey Gold
Gold’s Environmental Consequences • Cyanide is a very deadly chemical that comes off of gold especially when mining. • It can stop the production of ATP in the body causing immediate death • When mining mercury is used to obtain the gold and often is leached into our rivers. • Both are extremely dangerous; 50 millagrams of cyanide kills animals instantly.
Cultural Consequences • When cyanide mercury enters our rivers and streams seperately it contaminates our aquatic food and usually gives fishermen that area two choices, either find another area to fish or find another job; so imagin if they enter the same water source.
What The Government Say They Doing • Many Governments have made only small mining legal • Many governments have also made using mercury or cyanide to mine illegal
What We Think Should Be Done • Gold extractions should not be dumped in rivers. • Instead mining companies should sell cyanide instead of wasting & polluting. • People should be more precautionary when mining with mercury.
Negative Positive VS
Work Cited Page • http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/nativelands/ftbelknap/environmental.html • http://www.springerlink.com/content/x04100t1x7285469/ • http://bullion.nwtmint.com/gold_uses.php • http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/134.html • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/687913.stm • http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28596948/