Gold Facts | Amazing Facts about Gold: Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Here are the various Gold Facts:
- Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrammes of gold, most of it in our blood.
- Olympic Gold Medals only holds 1.34% of gold.
- Indian homemakers own 11% of the World’s Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.
- The world’s seas contain nearly 20 million tonnes of gold.
- Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold.
- Almost all the gold on Earth came from the meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed.
- Almost half of the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.
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Gold from Electronics:
- More gold is easily recoverable from a tonne of computers than from 17 tonnes of gold ore.
- NASA determines that the near-Earth asteroid, Eros, contains 20 billion tonnes of gold.
- The world’s most expensive iPhone 5 was worth US$15 million. It was made of 135 grammes of 24-carat gold, and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds.
- Apple obtained 2,204 pounds of gold from broken iPhones in 2015. That’s worth about US$40 million.
- McLaren F1’s engines are built with gold.
- A tonne of iPhones yields 300 times more gold than a tonne of gold ore.
- A single ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet covering nearly 100 square feet, or drawn out into 50 miles of gold wire.
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Interesting Facts about Gold:
- Gold has been discovered on all the continent on earth.
- Carat weight can be as 10, 12, 14, 18, 22, or 24. The higher the number, the greater the purity.
- Over 6 milligrammes of gold is lost every year from a Wedding Ring just by wearing it.
- Earthquakes turn water into gold.
- There is enough gold in our Earth’s core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.
- Small traces of the gold have been found in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees.
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- Gold is edible.
- In 2014, Dubai launched a program that pays children 2 grammes of gold for every kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of weight they lose.
- 24k Gold melts at 1063 degree C or 1945 degree F.
- Mr T’s gold stock is worth over US$120,000.
- 3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world.
- The world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history.
- The world’s biggest gold bar weighs 250 kg (551 lb).
These are the Interesting Gold Facts.
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