Gold was the first metal widely known to our species and is dispersed widely throughout the geologic world.
Gold has always been powerful stuff. The earliest history of human interaction with gold is long lost to us, but its association with wealth itself are common to many cultures throughout the world.
It occurs in a virtually pure and workable state, whereas most other metals tend to be found in ore-bodies that pose some difficulty in smelting : Gold is the easiest of the metals to work with, it neither corrodes nor tarnishes. Its brilliance and permanence promotes its trading value.
Prospecting for gold was a worldwide effort going back thousands of years. It is highly regarded as a desirable commodity in and of itself. Gold's beauty, scarcity, unique density - no other metal outside the platinum group is as heavy . Yet the ease by which it could be melted, formed, and measured has made it a natural trading medium.
There is a unanimous agreement of the 'value' of gold all over the world as seen in its wide distribution globally.
Brooks Pope & Co has direct and firm allegiances with gold suppliers in the African continent.