“Gold is one of the world’s most sought-after minerals, prized for its value and unique qualities. Most frequently associated with jewelry, many people are not aware of its versatility and contributions to daily life. From the fastest technology to the most sophisticated medical equipment, gold is a vital resource. Without gold, our GPS and satellite technology could not navigate as quickly, our astronauts would not have adequate protection from harmful radiation and our doctors would not have the technology behind life-supporting medical equipment.”
The National Mining Association has produced an info-graphic (see below) on the current uses of gold in modern life (link). They also have a “tool kit” which shows how we all depend on minerals in our daily lives. Give it a look.