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Does seawater color gold green?

Asked by Unit134679 (96points) March 5th, 2009

Someone told me that seawater makes gold green. True?

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trumi's avatar

I know that some fake gold jewelry can make your skin turn green… Or in the case of my maiden aunt, the fake gold on your glasses can make your white hair turn green in one little curl that really freaks me out….

FrankHebusSmith's avatar

Gold will not turn green, PERIOD. If what you have that you believe is gold turns green, it means either it is an alloy containing gold and some other metal (probably copper), or it is not gold at all (the more likely).

gailcalled's avatar

Here’s what Robert Frost said;

“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

marinelife's avatar

No, not even in the ocean.

Haustere's avatar

As westy81585 said, gold doesn’t turn green. That’s only possible if it’s mixed with another metal. I do know of a few metals that, when they rust, a green rust or hue is produced. The gold you’re referring to may be mixed with an alloy or another metal, etc.

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