News Detective: Searching for Gold

Sarah Webb, intrepid SNK reporter, searches for gold.

Have you ever held a piece of pure gold? I have.

Jim Webster of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City had a gold sample. He allowed me to hold it on the day that several other reporters and I visited the museum's gold exhibit.

The sample was the width of a quarter and the thickness of two quarters stacked on top of each other. But what was amazing to me was how heavy it felt. Gold is incredibly dense, and this object w...

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