Gold is an Element.
It is found 'native', that is a lumps of gold. The Gold Rushes of the 19th Century were because 'native' gold was found in rivers in the Yukon, & California
It can be oxidised to Gold Oxide.
However, it is a very unreactive metal(element) hence it is found 'native'.
Even when it is made into jewellery it does not tarnish(oxidise).
Gold can also be found in the earth in 'lodes' and mined, particularly in South Africa and Russia.
It the Periodic Table , Group (11) are the elements, Copper, Silver, Gold and the artificial radio-active element 'Roetgenium.
As you go down the group they have decreasing reactivity.
Copper tarnishes in water and carbon dioxide to copper carbonate over a period of days.
Silver tarnishes in oxygen to black silver oxide over a period of weeks/months.
Gold does not tarnish over a period of years.
The characteristics of Roentgenium are not known, but it is probably very inert to oxygen.
Households that have silver cutlery have to periodically use silver polish on the items to prevent them tarnishing.
Is Gold made from the earth or chemicals.
Answer ; found native as gold in the earth
Can be forced to react in the lab to make gold nitrate or gold oxide, which are chemicls.
Symbol ; Au ( Aurum) Latin for Gold
Atomic No. 79
Average Isotopic Mass 196.967
Because of its unreactivity it has been found since almost pre-historic times.