Sunday , 19 November 2017


10 Fascinating Facts About Gold

Did you know that more gold has been found in the United States (followed gold-coinextremely closely by Canada) than any other country? Read on to learn 9 more fascinating facts about gold that you may not have read anywhere else.

The infographic* below comes from the Doc Zone (www.cbc.ca/doczone/) with Ann-Marie MacDonald.

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*http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episode/the-secret-world-of-gold.html?subpage=infographic

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1. What Does a “Troy” Ounce of Gold Mean? What Does 18 or 24 “Karat” Gold Mean?

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When the price of gold is mentioned as costing “x dollars per troy ounce” do you fully appreciate the signifance of the term “troy”? When looking to buy gold jewellery do you fully understand what the difference is between an item that is 10 “karat” gold and another item stamped 18 “karat” gold (other than that it is much more expensive)? Let me explain. Words: 587

2.  Why Is There Such An Interest In Gold?

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<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/plugins/bj-lazy-load/img/placeholder.gif” data-lazy-type=”image” data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” /></p>

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<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/plugins/bj-lazy-load/img/placeholder.gif” data-lazy-type=”image” data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” /></p>

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />Is gold a commodity or currency? How does it behave as an investment? What are the fundamentals of investing in gold? What are the different ways investors can get exposure to gold in their portfolios? The answers to these questions and many others are answered in this latest infographic from Visual Capitalist.

3. Part 1: An Infographic on the History of Gold and What Makes It So Great

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold_intro” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold_intro” width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold_intro” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold_intro” width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold_intro” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold_intro” width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold_intro” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold_intro” width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />Wars have been fought over gold, love has been expressed by it an gold has changed the landscape of civilizations and the world – but what makes gold so great? This infographic examines the history of gold from ancient history to the gold rushes of the centuries ago. It looks at its properties and how it became not only a currency, but the gold standard.

4. Part 2: An Infographic on Gold Mining & Supply

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<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/plugins/bj-lazy-load/img/placeholder.gif” data-lazy-type=”image” data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” /></p>

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/plugins/bj-lazy-load/img/placeholder.gif” data-lazy-type=”image” data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” /></p>

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />From ancient times to the famous gold rushes, gold was first discovered in placer deposits….Today, however, most gold comes from hard rock deposits where gold is disseminated or associated with other metals and mined either through open pit or underground mining. This infographic tells (shows) you everything you need to know about gold mining and its supply from around the world.

5. Part 3: China’s Role in the Future of Gold

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<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/plugins/bj-lazy-load/img/placeholder.gif” data-lazy-type=”image” data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” /></p>

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold-bullion-bars-51″ width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Gold-bullion-bars-51-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />In this infographic we look at how gold growth in China will impact the future of the precious metal. In Q4 of 2011 and continuing into 2012, China has bought more gold overall than even India and will continue to play an important role in consumption.

6. 2012 Ranking of Global Gold Mines & Deposits

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<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold_intro” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold_intro” width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />

<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”Gold_intro” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” alt=”Gold_intro” width=”90″ height=”65″ data-lazy-src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Gold_intro-90×65.jpg” data-lazy-type=”image” />How many ounces of in-situ gold exist? How many gold mines exist in Canada and elsewhere? How rare is a 1.0 million ounce undeveloped deposit? This report answers these questions and more while providing insight into the scarcity of mines & deposits.

7. Take a Look: This Interactive Infographic Shows Gold’s Ongoing Interaction With World Events

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<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”gold” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/gold.jpg” alt=”gold” width=”77″ height=”65″ />As long as there have been people, there’s been an attraction to gold. From pharaohs to hedge funds, gold has been an important tool of building and protecting wealth. Take a look at the interactive gold timeline below which carries you through gold’s enduring path as a universal symbol of wealth.

8. This Infographic on Gold Shows/Tells It All

The Gold Tree Infographic below visualizes above-ground stock, sources and uses of gold and pictures the different forms of gold investments – ranging from physical gold in the form of bullion gold to securities not backed by gold.

9. Vaulted Gold: What Is It and How Does It Compare With Other Gold Investments?

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<p>< p>< p>< p>< noscript><img title=”gold” src=”http://www.munknee.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/gold.jpg” alt=”gold” width=”77″ height=”65″ />The infographic below on vaulted gold explains what vaulted gold is and visualizes key facts relating to investments in gold that is stored on behalf of investors in high-security vaults.

10. Where in the World Does All the Gold Come From? Look at This Infographic

Gold-producing countries are found on nearly all continents, and represent the gamut of economies from developed super-powers to small, emerging market countries. With gold’s spectacular rise in price and related demand, it’s worth your time to know a little bit about where all the gold comes from.

2 comments

  1. I’m very bullish about our economic status, I believe the nation is wise to obtain palladium and different physical items.

  2. Another interesting thing about Gold is that there is a massive amount of Gold that is contained in seawater! These trace amount of microscopic Gold can be filtered out, something the Koch’s have already looked into, since they also own filtering media manufacturing companies!

    If filtering “out” Gold From Seawater (GFS) ever becomes economically feasible then the value of Gold might actually go down since any Company with enough resources (pun intended) could begin to mine the Ocean for Gold, and hopefully they would help clean up the seawater while they are doing it!

    This is just one of the reasons that I think that Silver will outperform Gold as a long term investment, especially for those with small amounts of money to invest.