[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?
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-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.