Gold is more than just for investment purposes or having a backup plan for if the economy collapses again. Although gold is one of the best things to invest in and will protect you in many cases, did you know there was a time when gold was fun just to have and an adventure to look for in places all over the world?

Be that as it may, the government interceded, and began to regulate it, making it hard to obtain. So we’ve decided to share with you some other interesting gold facts. Most people only know the money side of gold and the protection it gives people but below here are ten gold facts you might not have known.


1. Did you know, just one small ounce of gold can be drawn into a wire up to 60 miles in length.
2. One cubic foot of Gold is so heavy it weighs a half of a ton, which is a 1000 pounds.

3. Did you know if you hammer/cut very fine sheets of gold only an inch thick you could contain more than 200,000 sheets of gold?

4. Yes, even astronauts need gold! The window glass shield on astronauts helmet includes gold that helps with so many things such as keeping their head gear at a chilled temperature, and reflects the harsh sun rays while allowing the light of the sun pass through their head gear.

5. What could California have to do with gold? In the biggest gold nugget was found weighing in at 195 pounds, that’s the size of a large man!

6. Gold is synthetically liquefied and infusing into the muscles of thousands of rheumatoid joint inflammation casualties in the U.S., and it is said that the treatment is fruitful in seven out of ten cases.

7. What type of gold is the rarest? A 1oz gold nugget.

8. Gold is rare in general as well; Reports that the world makes more steel in one hour than it has for gold since it was first discovered.

9. The majority of the gold on the planet could be sealed into an 18-yard 3D square, which is around 1/10 the mass of the Washington Monument.

10. In each cubic mile of ocean water, there is 25 tons of gold! That is an aggregate of around 10 billion tons of gold in the seas; notwithstanding, there’s no known way to collect it all.