What Makes Gold Great
Civilization and wealth
Famous Gold Rushers
Todays Reservers
100

How many ounces does it take to be hammered into a sheet 9 meters BY 9 meters?

It takes a 1-ounce piece of gold.

100

What was the first metal known to mankind?

Gold

100

What is today's value of gold (17-pound gold nugget)?

$430,000

100

Is gold an extremely Unique, Useful, and Versatile Metal?(True or False)

True

200

How far could 1 oz of gold be stretched into a wire? 

9 times the height of Mt Everest.

200

What year did the Egyptians start to smelt gold? 

3600 BC

200

What year was gold discovered in the Klondike River?

1896

200

How many tons of gold id in the Fedral Reserve Bank in New York?

6718 tons

300

How many oz of Gold would it take to make a 5-micron wire that would reach the International Space Station?

4.5 oz
300

Who sacks the Persian empire and loots their legendary gold treasury.

Alexander the Great or The Greeks

300

How much did the population of San Francisco grow after the discovery of gold?

From 1,000 to 25,000

300

How many tons of gold does the US Bullion Depository have in Kentucky?

4581 tons

400

How big of a cube would be able to fit all of the gold mined since the dawn of civilization?

20m x 20m x 20m

400

What civilization used gold as a currency system first?

The Romans

400

How old was the American gold rusher who found the 17-pound gold nugget in North Carolina in 1799?

12 years old
400

How many tons of gold does the Government, Central Banks and international organizations have?

31,000 Tons

500

How many Tons of Gold have been found?

171,300 Tons

500

What civilization minted the first coin for trade?

The Lydians

500

How long does it take for people to recoup the amount of money spent to get to the mines.

5 years

500

How many feet below the street level is the Vault in the Federal reserve bank?

80 feet

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