All the gold in the world visualized in 3D

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You are looking at the top government gold reserves stacked in 400-ounce Gold bars, according to Demonocracy—a ranking headed by the United States, Germany and the International Monetary Fund. But how much gold has been mined through the entire history of the world? Here's what it looks like, compared to the Statue of Liberty.

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Illustration for article titled All the gold in the world visualized in 3D

The estimation is 166,500 tons, displayed here in 400-ounce bars:

Keep in mind the Gold bars have a lot of wasted space between them, making the stacks of gold appear larger than they really are.

Here's how all that gold looks as one single solid mass. It doesn't look like a lot, does it?

Illustration for article titled All the gold in the world visualized in 3D

Head to Demonocracy for more cool gold visualizations.


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The_Geek_Speaks

So those white stacks are cash. Some odd stuff on the site if you link through to it. Stacks of $100 bills in the amount of the US debt are pretty interesting.