It’s common knowledge that Gold has been highly sought after for hundreds of years, but below we’ve hunted down some fun facts about Gold that you might not be familiar with. Read on to find out more!

There has been gold discovered on every continent on earth!

There is almost 20 million tonnes of gold in the world’s oceans.

The higher the carat of the gold, the greater the purity.

Witwatersrand, South Africa is home to nearly half the gold ever mined!

The fear of gold is called Aurophobia.

11% of the world’s gold is held by Indian housewives – more than the reserves of Germany, Switzerland and the US put together!

McLaren’s F1 engines are made with gold.

There is still around 52,000 tonnes of minable gold in the ground, which has a value of US $2 trillion.

Around one fifth of all the gold held by the world’s governments in stored beneath the streets of London, that’s about US $248 billion worth of gold!

The world’s most expensive iPhone 5 was made of 135 grams of 24-carat gold and had 600 white diamonds inlaid in the chassis. This was worth US $15 million.

T’s collection of gold is worth over US $120,000.

The majority of the gold on earth came from meteorites that hit our planet over 200 million years after it was formed.

Olympic Gold Medals actually only contain 1.34% of gold.

There is roughly 0.2 milligrams of gold in our blood.

Gold is edible!