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All the Gold in the World 
2nd-Mar-2011 10:24 pm
"All the gold ever mined would only fill one large swimming pool.". util asks "Really?"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_reserve
It has been estimated that all the gold mined by the end of 2009 totaled 165,000 tonnes.[2]

Gold density: 19.3 g/cm^3

165,000,000,000 / 19.3 = 8.5*10^9 cm^3

Cube root gives us a gold cube with each side of length 2044cm, so about 20m x 20m x 20m.

Said cube at today's market valuation would be valued at $7.6 trillion.
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3rd-Mar-2011 04:39 am (UTC)
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