Annually, 1,700 million metric tonnes of steel are produced, yielding a cube over 96 feet on each side every hour, thanks to its density of 7.7g/cm³.
Gold has literally been discovered on every single continent on earth – although mining is banned in Antarctica.
Gold’s high value ensures the metal is looked after carefully, with broken, damaged or outdated products containing gold being recycled for their metal content.
Seventy-five percent of all gold currently in vaults and circulation has been mined and refined since 1910.
Prior to gold first being discovered at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 total global gold holdings were only 10% of what we now hold
Despite gold having zero nutritional value, it has a European Food Additive “E number” – E175.
The Human Body: 0.2mg Gold, US Mint Needs 155,000 People's Blood for 1oz Gold Buffalo!
The symbol Au comes from the latin word aurum, “shining dawn” – also Aurora the Roman goddess of the dawn.
Although the 1912 Olympic games gave out solid gold medals as prizes, modern day gold medals only contain a thin covering of the metal – 6 grams or 0.2oz all told.