Yup: you'd have to mix an unholy cocktail of metals just to get iron interested in vaguely going near gold. By which point, you're not talking a lot of gold — but are talking a lump of something you can't do much with. <_<
Alloys tend to work better if you're using metals that are at least close enough on the periodic table for government work.
edited 26th Nov '13 4:44:10 AM by Euodiachloris