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Gold can be hammered cold into a translucent wafer 0.000013 cm thick.

One ounce of gold can be pounded into a sheet covering 9 square meters!

During the gold rush in 1849, some prospectors would pay several dollars for just a glass of water. For some, water was more scarce than their gold!

Transmutation of lead into gold isn't just theoretically possible - it has been achieved! There are reports that Glenn Seaborg, 1951 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, succeeded in transmuting a minute quantity of lead (possibly en route from bismuth, in 1980) into gold.

The world's lowest cost and most profitable gold mines are located in Nevada averaging about 7 million ounces per year.

The world produces a cube of gold that is about 4.3 meters (about 14 feet) on each side every year. (About the size of an average living room)

This file last modified 04/22/09