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Gold is so rare, only 90,000 tons of it have been taken from the earth in recorded history.

Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of time.

South Africa leads the world in gold production. Other countries leading world production are Russia, Canada, and the United States.

Gold is so heavy that one cubic foot of it weighs one half a ton.

A one ounce natural gold nugget is rarer than a 5 carat diamond.

Experts estimate that there are only 41,000 tons of gold left in the earth to mine.

Gold is so malleable and soft that one ounce can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.

Gold is so malleable that one ounce can be hammered into a sheet so thin it would cover 100 square feet.

Gold has lustrous beauty, it’s easily workable, it is rare, and it is virtually indestructible - four characteristics that no other precious metal possess.

The jewelry industry uses about 1,000 tons of gold per year and dentistry uses 87 tons.

All the gold in the world could be compressed into an 18 yard cube.

Gold has been used by man for more than 66 centuries, In fact, the first nugget mined, now over 6,000 years old, probably exists in some form today because of its durability, considering the way gold is remelted and recast, that first nugget could be part of a ring, watch, or gold chain that you are wearing.

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