It was my belief that elements are the basic compounds and they could not be created until my friend told me otherwise. He told me that elements were being created inside the molten areas of Earth and synthetically (I think he said that; its been almost a year) That was news to me. I did some research on it and i could not find too much. Are elements still being made naturally under the high heat/pressure in earth? Will we ever run out of elements then? If all this is possible, then can we make artificial elements like gold, platinum, etc.?