The world’s largest gold bar weighs 250 kg (551 lb).
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.
Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning
of recorded history.
Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth.
Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.
Olympic Gold Medals only contain 1.34% of gold.
Due to its high value, most gold discovered throughout history is still in circulation. However, it is thought that 80% of the world’s gold is still in the ground.
The world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history.
The largest gold Nugget ever found, The Welcome Stranger Nugget weighed 71 kilograms (2200 Ounces), worth a whopping 4 million dollars with the gold price as it is today. A replica has been made of this nugget based on the photograph above and several paintings that were done before the nugget was smelted down.
In the Aztec language, the name for gold is teocuitlatl, which means “excrement of the gods.”
For the Inka and other peoples of the Andean region of South America, gold was the “sweat of the sun,”
the most sacred of all deities.
There is enough gold in Earth’s core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 50cm (1.6 feet.).
Nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed.
The oceans of the planet Earth are vast and mysterious and, as it turns out, incredibly valuable. Within its depths, the waters of our planet contain about 20 million tons of gold.
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
Nearly half the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.
The fact that it is metal may make this sound daunting, but gold is actually an edible material. Many high-end restaurants around the world have been known to add gold flakes to their dishes to give
it extra flair and visual appeal.
Small traces of gold have been found in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees.
Aurophobia is the fear of gold.