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Gold Facts

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A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!
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All the gold ever mined could be molded into a cube 60 feet high and 60 feet wide.
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Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold!
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As pure gold is very soft, it is often combined with other things when making jewelry.
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At present, the country of South Africa is considered as the largest producer of gold in the world.
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During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water!
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Gold is about eight times heavier than any other metal on earth.
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Gold is perfect for use in coins and jewelry as it does not react with air or water like many other metals.
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Gold leaf is attached to paper or plaster with egg whites, the same now as in ancient times!
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In 1968, gold was made the official state mineral of Alaska.
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One cubic foot of gold weighs more than 1,200 pounds!
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One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold.
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One ounce of Gold can be drawn into a wire 50 miles long.
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The 'Welcome Stranger,' the largest gold nugget ever recorded, was found in Victoria, Australia, in 1869. It weighed 78 kilograms (about 172 pounds).
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The first discovery of gold in the United States was at the Reed Gold Mine near Georgeville, North Carolina in 1803.
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The streets of Victor, Colorado, once a gold rush town, are paved with low-grade gold.
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The word Gold derives from the Old English word Gelo meaning yellow.
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Today, India is the world's largest consumer of gold.
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