Gold facts

The world’s largest gold bar weighs 250 kg (551 lb).

Gold is edible.

Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth.

Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.

Earthquakes turn water into gold.

Small traces of gold have been found in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees.

More gold is recoverable from a ton of personal computers than from 17 tons of gold ore.

Olympic Gold Medals only contain 1.34% of gold.

3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world.

Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold.

Over 6 milligrams of gold are lost every year from a Wedding Ring just by wearing it.

The world’s oceans contain nearly 20 million tons of gold.

The world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history.

Nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed.

Carat weight can be 10, 12, 14, 18, 22, or 24. The higher the number, the greater the purity.

24k Gold melts at 1063°C or 1945°F.

Nearly half the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.

There is enough gold in Earth’s core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.

In 2014, Dubai launched a program that pays children 2 grams of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight they lose.

Aurophobia is the fear of gold.

Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.

Mr. T’s gold collection is worth over US$120,000.

The most valuable legal tender coin in the world is a US$1 million coin from Australia. Since it weighs 1,000 kg and is 99.99% pure gold, it is worth almost US$45 million.

McLaren F1’s engines are built with gold.



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