Some Surprising Realities About Gold

Some Surprising Realities About Gold |PakistanTribe.com

Some Surprising Realities About Gold |PakistanTribe.com

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat is so special about this metal that makes it so valuable? Can anything happen to make gold become worthless? Why does it have such a power over people?

Read these interesting facst to learn more about gold right now.

-Gold on Earth came from colliding dead stars.

It’s collision of neutron stars in space that creates gold in the universe.

-It’s easier to find gold right after earthquakes.

Earthquakes reveal the rocks that were hidden deep in the ground.

-A ship sank in the Alaska waters during the gold rush and as much as $260 million in gold has yet to be recovered.

The ship was called the Islander, it was sailing in the waters of Southeast Alaska in the 1890s.

-A cubic foot of gold weighs 1200lbs (544kg).

The weight of a cubic inch of gold is equal to approximate 0,7 lbs.

-The world’s largest golden bar weighs 250 kg (551 lbs).

The bar is priced at $14 million.

-Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth.

The largest concentration of gold is in South Africa. Johannesburg stands on the largest deposit of the precious metal.

-Gold is edible!

Being absolutely non-toxis and tasteless it may be used for food decoration.

-Our bodies contain about 0,2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.

A human body (70kg) also contains 16 kilograms of carbon and 7 kilograms of hydrogen.

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

Silver, copper and platinum are also contained in PC.

-There is enough gold in Earth’s core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1,5 feet.

Less than 1% of all Earth’s gold has been discovered by humans.

 

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