I asked this in another thread and was told this question should have had its own thread so as to not hijack the other thread. That question was: Has anyone calculated how much if any gold is produced in the sun? which is likely almost none do to the differences between fusion and fission and the creation of random/not so random elements in the processes of each. the answer I received from the other thread was that gold is more likely to be produced in a super nova.....which makes sense yet in that case we'd have to expect gold to be in pretty small individual groups if not just fragments? After thinking this over some I had a few other questions about gold such as how does the element attract to itself since on earth we find gold in veins more often than not accompanied by quarts veins. if the element is a product of random chance (so to speak) what made it collect in batches during the molten rock stage before it becomes a vein? also why are gold and quarts found as somewhat partners during the forming of stone?