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# If all the gold in the world fits under the Eiffel tower, what size of area would all the platinum in the world take up?

Question #99019. Asked by Twodeez. (Aug 29 08 11:15 PM)

Squisher

According to this site: http://money.howstuffworks.com/question213.htm

The approximate amount of platinum in the world would fit in the size of an average house!

"Platinum is even more scarce than gold. Only 3.6 million troy ounces are produced per year. Its specific gravity is 21.45, and it was discovered in the 18th century, not in 3,000 B.C. If you assume that the world has produced 3.6 million ounces per year for 50 years to estimate the total worldwide supply, all of the platinum in the world would fit in a cube that is 6.3 meters (about 20 feet) on a side. In other words, all of the platinum in the entire world would easily fit in the average home."

 Aug 30 08, 12:08 AM
foosyerdoos

According to this this site: http://www.gold-eagle.com/analysis/platinum.html: All the platinum ever mined throughout history would fill a basement of less than 25 cubic feet.

 Aug 30 08, 12:22 AM

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