I'm assuming because it's harder to come across. And the other metals you mentioned are easier to find.
Ancient civilizations probably found it easier to make their jewelry/other things with it because it's one of the softer metals, plus maybe they just thought it was pretty;) But they probably used other metals too for tools and stuff.
I agree with Aubrey also, gold doesn't oxidise with air or water and its highly resistant to corrosion and most other chemical reactionsWhat are ferrous and non ferrous metals?
^^didn't think of that.:)Is this considered stealing? :(
gold also kicks ass when it comes too withstanding heat..you gotta melt it at a really high temperature where..copper and other metals would melt right awaywould you consider me to be a saint?
It's not. Platinum is generally more expensive than gold. It is true that speculation sometimes pushes the price of gold above platinum but historically platinum is more precious than gold.Gold Rush