Interesting Facts About Gold and Diamonds

Gold in Ocean

The gold dissolved in the world’s oceans is estimated to be worth $475 trillion: about 30 times the US public debt.


Most diamonds are at least 3 billion years old.

Gold Ore

More gold is recoverable from a tonne of personal computers than from 17 tonnes of gold ore.

London Olympic Gold Medal

The gold medals at London 2012 were the largest and heaviest ever awarded at a Summer Olympics, but are only 1.34% gold.

Olympic swimming pool

Three and a half Olympic swimming pools could hold all the gold ever mined in the world.


There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on the planet a cupful.

Lebanon Gold Reserve

After Switzerland, the world’s largest per capita gold reserves are held by Lebanon.

Peanut Butter

Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.

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