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How Much Gold Has Been Mined?

That’s a complicated question. The exact amount of previously mined gold is disputed for two reasons:  Because of how much gold has been used in the course of history.  Because of uncertainty around how much gold has yet to be discovered.  According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), around 244,000 metric tons of gold have been discovered. Nearly 187,000 metric tons have historically been produced, with an additional 57,000 metric tons in underground reserves.  As a natural resource, gold’s value is largely determined by... Continue Reading

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