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So called 'impurities' - which can themselves be precious metals - give gold its non-gold colors, like red gold (copper), white gold (palladium - among others), green gold (silver - among others) and so on. Pure gold never tarnishes and is supremely malleable (an ounce can be stretched into a thread more than 50 miles long) and because of its softness it is usually 'alloyed' or mixed with other metals to strengthen it and make it more durable. I grew up on a gold and copper mine and this metal has never lost its fascination for me. Entry in the Earth Science Contest. © Su Schaefer 2012
This is the LARGE scale version; a SMALL scale version is here.
Proofed on several fabrics: cotton-silk gives the best shine with slightly lighter colors; colors deepest on cotton sateen.
Original: Metallic oils and palette knife, mirror repeat.
[Fabric, Decal and Gift wrap:150 ppi (previously 300 ppi), Wallpaper: 262 ppi]