10 August 2010

Gold - Heavier Than You Might Expect

Heavy. (Img: Bullionvault)
A gallon milk jug filled with gold would have a mass of 73 kilograms, or 161 pounds, instead of 3.8 kg (8.35 lbs) for a gallon of milk.  A cubic foot of gold is 547 kg or 1205 lbs, and would be worth about 21 million dollars today.  All of the gold mined in human history, 165,000 tons, would form a 20 meter (66 foot) cube, about the size of a five story office building. 

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