Gold doesn’t perform metamorphism.
Gold does not need to be refined unlike iron because gold exists in a nature form. Considering the earliest metal that has been used by the mankind besides other metal. The studies show that it is a kind of metal that have a deep relationship with immortality because it does not change even after many years.
Appearance of gold
The gold was discovered about 6000 years ago and gold coins began to use around the world in 6th and 7th centuries BC. But later it was appeared in Japanese history in 57 A.D. China called it Han, a gold seal of “King of the Hans” which is known as the King of Na and gold seal was presented to Japan as claim to be the first gold product to appear in the history of Japan.
The start of gold mine
After that, for hundreds of years gold was not mined in Japan but only rely on imports. Nonetheless in year of 749, the discovery of gold in the present town of Kasuya, Miyagi Prefecture, led to the full-scale collection of gold in Japan to build buildings and Buddha statues that used gold in luxury began to be built one after another. A proof appears of Emperor Shomu used an estimate of 150 kg of gold to build the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple in Nara, one of the most famous Temple. Moreover, Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto known as the golden-colored buildings that attract many tourists by its glittering appearance with gold leaf on the entire exterior wall. The gold was imports for many years but after it came to Japan than only to procure and became exportable to other countries. As a result, Japan showed a rapid growth in its economic power and strengthen their national power as well. The appearance was described as “Golden Country Jipang” in “The Travel of Marco Polo”.
Gold that is used in familiar items.
Until now, many people use gold in their daily lives. Not only can it be used as an ornament, but also used for industrial and medical products and it is included in common things such as the electronic infrastructure of mobile phones. It is easy to process a gold as it is soft because of the efficiency in passing of heat and electricity, it is also suitable for processing on use in small parts. Prized by many people as it continues to maintain its brilliance and beauty and its high rarity.