Science, Tech, Math › Science Where Is Gold Found On The Periodic Table? Share Flipboard Email Print Gold's location in the periodic table of the elements. Todd Helmenstine Science Chemistry Periodic Table Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated July 07, 2018 Gold is the element with the symbol Au on the periodic table. Where Is Gold Found On The Periodic Table? Gold is the 79th element on the periodic table. It is located in period 6 and group 11. Essential Gold Facts These are crystals of pure gold metal. Alchemist-hp, Creative Commons License Like other transition metals, gold is in the middle of the periodic table. It is the only metal that has a distinctive yellow metallic appearance in pure form, although there are other elements that oxidize to develop a golden tint. While most metals are hard, pure gold is actually quite soft. The metal is easily drawn into a wire (ductile), hammered (malleable), and is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity.