Gold’s indisputable reputation as the most historically valued metal can often obscure its intrinsic value as an essential part of modern life. Gold is durable to the point of virtual indestructibility, highly malleable, and usually found in nature in a comparatively pure form. It does not corrode or tarnish, and it is an excellent conductor of electricity. Accordingly, the most important industrial use of gold is in the manufacture of electronics. Learn more from The World Gold Council.