Protect Yourself From Fake Gold —Tungsten

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Protect Yourself From Fake Gold —Tungsten

Tungsten is an amazing metal: hard and dense, with the highest melting point of all elements, tungsten is used in many industrial and military applications where high temperatures or radiation are an issue. Alas, with a density very close to that of gold, it has also become the material of choice for many in the business of faking gold coins or bars.

Weight and dimensional conformity used to be reliable indicators of the authenticity of standard gold items. While early forgeries may have been crude and simple, today’s “professionals” have found ways to keep shapes and weights in near perfect balance, making detection increasingly harder.

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By | 2014-08-26T08:42:08-06:00 August 18th, 2014|JDC|Comments Off on Protect Yourself From Fake Gold —Tungsten

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