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Gold facts
18 Facts about Gold


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The world's largest gold bar weighs 250 kg (551 lb).
Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth.
Gold is edible.
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.
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