The first U.S. gold rush started in North Carolina in 1803 when a 12-year-old boy found a 17-pound gold nugget on his father’s farm. It supplied all the gold for the nation’s mints until 1829.
From 1933 to 1974, it was generally illegal for individuals and corporations to possess gold in the United States.
There’s more gold in a ton of mobile phones than a ton of gold ore. It takes a ton of ore to get 1g of gold, but you can get the same amount from recycling 41 mobile phones.
Despite popular belief, El Dorado was not a legendary city of gold in South America, but a person. El Dorado was a tribal chief of the indigenous Muisca people, and the initiation rites to becoming chief included offering immense amounts of gold to their gods by throwing it into a holy lake, Lake Guatavita. The Conquistadores eventually found the lake and reclaimed the gold, meaning that every expedition which has set out to find the city of gold afterwards has been in vain, because the mythical riches of El Dorado have actually already been found.
In 1799 a boy found a 17lb. rock in a creek in North Carolina and used it as a doorstop. It was gold.
Indian housewives hold 11% of the World’s gold. That is more than the reserves of USA, IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.
In March 1945 almost all the wealth stolen by the Nazis was found sealed in a Mine. There was so much gold, it took until 1998 before it was all redistributed.
You can buy pills that will make your feces turn gold.
There is about 0.2 milligrams of gold in your body, most of which is in your blood (you’d need 40,000 people to collect enough gold to make one 8g sovereign).
A very reclusive man died in Nevada. $7 million in gold bars were found in his house.