Real gold leaf flake in glass vial. Gold is the most malleable of all metals. One single ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet the size of 300 square feet. Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become transparent. Such semi-transparent sheets strongly reflect infrared light, making them useful as infrared (radiant heat) shields in visors of heat-resistant suits, and in sun-visors for spacesuits.
Gold leaf flake is also used on and in some gourmet foods, notably sweets and drinks as a decorative ingredient. Gold leaf flake was used by the nobility in medieval Europe as a decoration in food and drinks to demonstrate the host’s wealth. Great for your mineral collection, a gift or even in the classroom!
• 1 vial per order
• Approximately 2″ vial
*Please note that you may get a vial with either a black or white cap.