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Gold. We’ve been enamored with it for centuries. Those who have it want to keep it those who don’t want to get it.

The price goes up, the price goes down, but the interest never wanes.

Here are some golden tidbits of info about this amazing yellow metal.

Fun Facts About Gold

  • If you were lucky enough to own the worlds largest gold bar you’d have a 551-pound bar. I’ll let you figure the ounces and how much cash value you’d have.
  • I wouldn’t suggest it but I’m told that gold is edible.
  • Feel free to look for gold wherever you are. It’s been found on every continent on earth. Good luck and don’t forget to share.
  • Our bodies also contain gold. There are about 0.2 milligrams, the bulk of which is found in our blood.
  • To make sure we never run out of gold there are earthquakes. Yes, earthquakes turn water to gold. Don’t ask me how that works.
  • Which would you rather have? A ton of personal computers or 17 tons of gold ore? If you guessed the ton of computers had more gold, you’d be right.
  • Don’t feel bad if you’ve never won an Olympic Gold Metal. They only contain 1.34 percent gold. Kind of a rip. Maybe make them a little smaller.
  • Gold is rare which contributes to its value. All the gold ever mined everywhere would fit in 3 Olympic sized swimming pools.
  • For those keeping score at home the sun is six ten-billionths gold. I know — that was my guess too.
  • To those of you who swear to never take off your wedding ring you will lose about 6 milligrams every year from natural wear. You might want to rethink that.
  • Remember that earthquake thing? There are nearly 20 million tons of gold in the world’s oceans. Where’s my net?
  • More steel is poured every hour than all the gold poured since the beginning of recorded history.
  • Gold is not a natural occurrence. Meteorites carried almost all the gold in existence to earth over the 200 million years after its formation.
  • The value of gold is measured in 10, 12,14,18, or 24 carats. The higher the carat number the more pure the gold is.

Some Final Thoughts

If you are thinking of melting your gold down, get a good fire going because you will need about 1,945 degrees Fahrenheit to pull that off.

So if you are lucky enough to have some gold these tidbits of info might increase your appreciation.

I’m ready for the next Montana gold rush. Surely there must be more here.

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