Rod is correct...Pure gold does not oxidize. However, what Ed may be seeing
mold which is sometimes confused with gold. Seem reasonable since the two
substances differ by only one letter.
Since the climate in Atlanta is very humid, it would stand to reason that Ed
may actually talking about mold...As if Atlanta doesn't have enough problems
to worry about!
At 08:03 PM 3/23/97 +0000, you wrote:
>>Anyone who believes gold doesn't oxidize does not show proper respect for
>>alchemy. Take a look at the Atlanta gold dome on top of the capital building.
>Ed, I respectfully disagree with you. Gold DOES NOT oxidize! Other\
>impurities in any alloy containing gold may oxidize but Gold DOES NOT
>OXIDIZE!! I, again respectfully, suggest that the Atlanta gold dome is
>not gold! Possibly a gold paint, possibly a gold alloy, possibly what
>is seen is pigeon droppings, but GOLD DOES NOT OXIDIZE.
>Still Respectfully, Rod W5HVV
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