So when I came across this question I began thinking, if out of everything how does so much come out of an atom. Like for example the elements, Au (gold) is all over the world but it is not being "created" at the same rate as we are mining it. If Gold is composed of one atom then how do more atoms of gold appear without making a compound.
Do atoms clone, or reproduce, themselves over time? Or are they just there?
I have read up on several sources and I can't seem to find exactly anything on this, however, a link below stated that gold is created from a stars super-nova, but Most stars retain mostly helium and hydrogen. If those supercharged particles are heated and shot out into the vacuum how would the form a single atom element? Please feel free to edit my question if you need to and correct me on my thinking.