I think the best place to invest gold is in an investment firm. As the investor, you can opt to keep your gold for a long period until its value in the market will rise. Visit dailyreckoning.com/the-5-best-ways-to-invest-in-gold and http://www.ehow.com/way_5143078_place-invest-gold.html for more details.
Gold is a controlled commodity. Much like oil. If you put too much on the market the price falls. I have witnessed gold ore veins in an underground mine "sealed". Invest in your family, community and church. Ask more and I'll be more explicit