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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?"

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.
3rd-Mar-2011 04:39 am (UTC)
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